What is the biggest contributor to the decline of our society?
What is the biggest contributor to the decline of our society - a lack of accountability or a lack of money? What is the reasoning for your choice?
Short-sighted perspective and short-term habits, governance, mores, priorities and humanity instinctively living within these limits. For one crude hypothetical example, the organized societal phenomenon of one end of the political spectrum getting a whole lot done (hopefully, and hopefully for the good) and the democratic system that allows your collectively average and short-sighted majority to indulge our impatience, and fall for the rhetoric of either change or "getting our country back", voting into power the human machinery of the opposite political ideology, when, to a disheartening degree, the agenda is to expend resources to UNDO the work previously done.
In other words, the greatest reason society stumbles is because of our vulnerability to our greatest flaw: ego/selfishness and competition getting in the way of cooperation.
People must recognize they are part of a group. Like it or not, we must work together. If we look only internally, we literally miss life. Helping others, buying to help your neighbor, participating in the freedom that a democracy offers ensures that we will always cherish our freedoms.
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Everyone - although answers thus far are insightful - they do not truly address the question: The choice was what (between two choices) represents the biggest contributor to the decline of society: (1) a lack of accountability OR (2) a lack of money -- and why? Many thanks!
Neither of your two answer choices is correctly identifying the biggest contributor to the decline of society.
A lack of accountability is certainly a reason for decline, but why are so many people refusing to be accountable? It it because it is so easy to blame others? Is it because they are never taught to accept responsibility? It is actually impossible for everyone to accept accountability because society wants and needs to find the root causes for problems, not blame individuals.
As for lack of money being the reason for decline, that is not acceptable because there are many societies that function quite well without any money at all.
I think you should refine your question.
The loyal political party voter and the two political parties.
The loyal voter because the neither party has provided good candidates for all elected offices. So voting Row A or Row B is giving your vote blindly.
The two political parties because in the last hundred years they have not moved the country forward.
The two parties change control periodically but that only vibrates in place the position of the country. The country will move to the left or the right from election to election, decade after decade, but they rarely ever move forward.
The proof of my answer is the reality of what you see today. Both parties had control at one time or another and yet this is the result.
A lack of accountability is leading to the decline of society. Those with money are not held accountable, our politicians are not held accountable to the people, and people are not being held accountable for being the type of person we should all strive to be. When companies can buy a politicians votes, there is a definite lack of accountability on all parts of society.
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