Is Our Society Doomed?
Society is only doomed if the path it is currently on isn't diverted soon. What kind of doom that awaits us is only a whispered prediction. However, that isn't to say that our society isn't functional. Is it possible to be dysfunctional while still functioning? Of Course! That is exactly what is going on right now.
As a society we are progressing to different heights. Whether or not these heights will be positive is yet to be forseen. Now you may be asking, ' what's so wrong about society anyway?', well I plan on answering that question intermittently
We Are The Problem
What is our destination? Well, as a society we wish it to be a tolerant 'whole' that functions with minimal issues and controversy. Issue with that is, that will never happen. There will always be conflict in society. Mass media and social media see to that with their racial and sexuality focused articles that are constantly causing disputes. Keep the people fighting each other, they won't fight the man. Our destination is, simply put, a societal collapse.
What Are We Doing?
What is driving us to our destination, how did our course get set to destruction rather than flourishment. We as a society have become so corrupt because we as people have confused the simple fact that it isn't about us as individuals. There was once a time when society did what was best for society, then people started getting greedy with personal gain. Now everyone wants their special treatment. How about a list, yes a list sounds like the perfect way to name off some of our problems as a society.
- Too Sensitive
- Overly Judgemental
- Too Focused on Identity
- People requiring special treatment
- Lack of Discipline
- A Incarceration over rehabilitation mindset
- No trust
- Media Interference
- Political Involvment
- Religious Involvment
- Education System failing
These are all problems that can be addressed in future articles. However, just from the over view it is easy to see why society is on a doomed path.
One of the biggest downfalls of society now days is a lack of forgiveness. We are so caught up in labels and outside views that we forget to give understanding and chances. Maybe those who have done wrong can do right in the future.
Incarceration over Rehabilitation
This is a very touchy subject for felons and people who are recovering from drug usage. We as a society condemn those that have performed actions of questionable ends. Whether you are a felon fresh out of the pin, or a drug addict who was recently discharged from rehab. We need to be more understanding of the pasts of people, because it is just that, the past.
How can we progress as a society if we label everyone with hindering titles. We debilitate the ability for people to change their ways by focusing on punishing them instead of helping them. There are exceptions to this thought processes. Murder and rape are unforgivable, as is abuse. However, there should be programs that help with the rehabilitation of someone who is willing to truly change.
For those who are mentally ill, we need to stop making them outsiders. Depression, bi-polar, suicidal, and other chemical imbalances that can control someone's life and choices aren't looked on favorably. That much can be somewhat understandable, however, how can we condemn without trying to help first. Even from a Christian stand point, we are supposed to love each other and not judge them. I personally feel that we need to revamp the entire judicial and mental health system to better improve society, and reintroduce these people who made poor choices to the world. Forgiveness is needed.
To bring this to an abrupt end for now, we as a society are doomed to keep spiraling downward with the way everyone is. We blame society, but we are society. Casting blame and hate changes nothing, a smile and a kind act does. Maybe if we all did one good deed a day, we could improve the world greatly. Thank you for reading, let me know what you think about society. If you can think of anymore downfalls, let me know in the comments below.
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