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Is our world advancing or declining?

  1. KeithJK profile image60
    KeithJKposted 5 years ago

    Is our world advancing or declining?

  2. kenjmo profile image60
    kenjmoposted 5 years ago

    Sad to say but on the decline. Not enough attention is placed on our environment to maintain the earth's stability. In a world where people and nature must coexist it's people that negect that mutual respect. For our lack of appreciation our decline will be man made, not of conflict persay, but the depletion of resources we've wasted living worry free of our actions. Technology is advancing but can we advance nature along to keep a balance that will advance the world or keep us in decline, that is a enigma!

  3. Lyn Diano profile image39
    Lyn Dianoposted 5 years ago

    Materially and spiritually speaking, the world is declining. The only thing that is advancing today is the technology. But overall, with regards to the environment, education, laws and government, leaders, crimes, our health, the consciousness of every individual, and of course religion, the world is obviously declining.

    1. Efficient Admin profile image93
      Efficient Adminposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I never thought I'd see the day that cannibalism would happen in broad daylight, and they blame it on bath salts. This is just the beginning of the decline.

    2. Lyn Diano profile image39
      Lyn Dianoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      totally agree with you ma'am..
      one investigator even asked why are crimes becoming more and more heinous these days..

  4. suziecat7 profile image89
    suziecat7posted 5 years ago

    Agree with Lyn and Ken - the world is declining. The status quo isn't working yet change is rarely embraced. We can only hope that more enlightenedd leaders and government come along.

    1. Attikos profile image78
      Attikosposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Government will not save society. That it can is an illusion, one carefully cultivated by those who gain from it but thoroughly illusory just the same. The best we can do is to make our own little corners of the world better. Light a candle.

    2. kenjmo profile image60
      kenjmoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Pettiness and simple disrespect, especially in America, is the main problem in the equation of saving society. The illusion comes from division and can we as a society favor everyone working together, not in a made up system, reeping shared rewards.

  5. Jennifer Madison profile image89
    Jennifer Madisonposted 5 years ago

    It is definitely declining. Technology is advancing but our life quality is consequently declining. Our jobs are vanishing as a result of advancing technology as well as our social life and our health.

    There are more and more people on this planet which reduces our life quality as we have less space, less resources and more competition.

  6. Attikos profile image78
    Attikosposted 5 years ago

    Advancement and decline are subjective and cultural values. Society is always, always has been, advancing and declining simultaneously, movement along different curves of change occurring continuously and judged "good" or "bad" in different lights. There is little overall, absolute progress or regression, nor does it ever last long, nor is it ever seen as one or the other by everyone.

    Stasis does not exist. The only constant is change, and whether it in general is moving the human race forward, backward or sideways is inevitably a matter of opinion.

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    rickyliceaposted 5 years ago

    I'll be the only one to say the world is advancing.
    Whole cities aren't wiped out by plagues.
    The Internet revolution, iphones etc are brand new inventions.
    The problem isn't people starving but that they're too fat even in some poor countries like Mexico.
    No major war by the U.S. since Vietnam.
    More tolerance for diverse people, etc, etc.

    1. kenjmo profile image60
      kenjmoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I too agree with you to certain point, those advancements were past accomplishments. The answer for climate change have became worse, for the ones that hoard money it's a non issue. Some diseases are coming back some as old as man still exists&ir

  8. dghbrh profile image77
    dghbrhposted 5 years ago

    I quite agree with Lyn and Jennifer.
    World is declining more fro  the point of view of Life as a whole. The technological advancement is not worth living for if there is so much degrading humanity everywhere. 
    For  the views @ rickylicea, i would like the positive attitude for sure but we need to grounded as well. The comparison between the advancement and degrading values in the world is depressing.

  9. whonunuwho profile image81
    whonunuwhoposted 5 years ago

    I see our world as advancing. but only in some areas such as technology and medicine. The area we have never been able to advance in is that of human caring and throwing off the shackles of greed and power that seem to permeate our society as the ultimate goal of many.

  10. Ann1Az2 profile image65
    Ann1Az2posted 5 years ago

    The world is declining. It has been since the Fall of Man, but that's a different story from what your question probably means, right?  So let's refer to technology. For every answer we've gotten, there are more questions. Take for instance, the cell phone. It provided a solution to what to do in emergencies on the road. It has greatly cut down on the costs of calling people internationally. It has made it possible to call anyone from virtually anywhere. But it has also created problems. There have been studies that show cell phones may cause cancer (who knows)? Using them on the road, along with texting has caused traffic problems and in some cases, fatalities. Varying laws in the different states cause confusion in traveling.

    It seems the more things man invents, the more unanswered questions there are. Look at the invention of the M.R.I. Many times, injuries or cancer shows up on one of these instead of an x-ray. But where does that leave the doctor? Does it make it any easier choose a treatment or does it just make it easier to find the problem?

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    Old Empresarioposted 5 years ago

    Technology is advancing and society is declining.