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Why has society stopped looking at itself?

Post Number:#1  Postby Fr1sket » July 14th, 2017, 7:10 pm

I believe we, as a society, creating a line - a very distinct one indeed, between ourselves and the government/law.
People are so lost in their everyday lives they forget the importance of the changing government. We are respecting it to a level that is extreme, taking it almost immediately over any other morals that as a human, you hold. If we want to create a fair society in the future, the answer most definitely does not lie in sitting back and watching it unfold. We are in a democratic society, and if enough people express their opinions, the more we can change it. Yet somehow we just sit back and watch it all unfold, feeling glad that we're alive in this generation before it all collapses.
Why is this happening? Why are people just simply not caring about the direction we may take in the future?
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Re: Why has society stopped looking at itself?

Post Number:#2  Postby -1- » July 14th, 2017, 8:39 pm

Are you proposing that we all take turns, or all take part in creating a better society?

How is that going to work? Are we all knowledgeable about how to create a better society?

Isn't a society or a social structure supposed to develop and improve over time by weeding out the snags, instead of centrally or decentralized ways we plan the ways in which it is supposed to operate?

I, for one, believe we live in the best society ever in existence here in Canada. What improvements do I want to make, if I live in the best of the best? Won't any change be a risk to change the status quo? You can't fix something that ain't broke.

I feel that I am not doing enough to change Canada, and by George that's an awfully smart way to be for both me and Canada.
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Post Number:#3  Postby Fan of Science » July 15th, 2017, 4:25 pm

Canada has a certain crime rate, but 1 believes that Canada is too perfect to try to lower that crime rate? Canada produced Jim Carrey, an anti-vaxxer, but, apparently believes that Canada's educational system is too perfect to be improved upon? Canada has a certain growth rate, but apparently this economic growth is perfect and cannot be improved upon? Nationalism is like religion -- it's certainly not rational.
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Re: Why has society stopped looking at itself?

Post Number:#4  Postby Skydude » July 17th, 2017, 2:04 pm

We often forget what A society is made up of at A basic level, its made up of human beings each with their own goals, all striving after what we would all call "the good life". People become complacent when they believe they're on the road to success, but more often than not most are lost refusing to read the map. belief and reality are not always one in the same The dying middle class is A side effect of holding onto an old way of thinking while we are moving into A new era, But as long as the majority believes in an old broken system without questioning its effectiveness we will all be like children whose parents let them do whatever they want, eventually the world will hit us hard and force us to think for ourselves again.
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Re: Why has society stopped looking at itself?

Post Number:#5  Postby LuckyR » July 17th, 2017, 2:31 pm

Fr1sket wrote:I believe we, as a society, creating a line - a very distinct one indeed, between ourselves and the government/law.
People are so lost in their everyday lives they forget the importance of the changing government. We are respecting it to a level that is extreme, taking it almost immediately over any other morals that as a human, you hold. If we want to create a fair society in the future, the answer most definitely does not lie in sitting back and watching it unfold. We are in a democratic society, and if enough people express their opinions, the more we can change it. Yet somehow we just sit back and watch it all unfold, feeling glad that we're alive in this generation before it all collapses.
Why is this happening? Why are people just simply not caring about the direction we may take in the future?


I totally get what you are saying and why you are saying it. Though to be fair, some historical perspective is in order. The population swings from times of greater and lesser interest in various subjects, including government. But to be clear the level is not all that different from the minimum to the maximum, when viewed from a zero to 100% viewpoint. You could look at voter participation as a substitute for this. Some elections a greater or lesser percentage of folks vote. But it is never anywhere near 100%.
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Re: Why has society stopped looking at itself?

Post Number:#6  Postby Skydude » July 17th, 2017, 3:19 pm

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I totally get what you are saying and why you are saying it. Though to be fair, some historical perspective is in order. The population swings from times of greater and lesser interest in various subjects, including government. But to be clear the level is not all that different from the minimum to the maximum, when viewed from a zero to 100% viewpoint. You could look at voter participation as a substitute for this. Some elections a greater or lesser percentage of folks vote. But it is never anywhere near 100%.[/quote]
I agree with you there and there are many forces and events that change the priorities of peoples thinking, In america we are living in A society addicted to distraction and pleasure most people in posistions of power know this, tv is an excellent example of how most of us would rather distance ourselves and forget about the problems within both ourselves and our society, the same is true for many other modern countries. Eventually fate will force change and the focus of people will once again shift(fingers crossed for philosophy and science).
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Re: Why has society stopped looking at itself?

Post Number:#7  Postby Highwaytohell » July 21st, 2017, 3:18 pm

People have created a line between themselves and governments partly due to a lack of trust from both parties.We are suspicous of governments abuse of power and the result is this so called line.

An individual see themselves as outside society. Society for some some becomes an adjective to alienate themselves and as you say get lost in their daily lives.The individual underestimates his/her contribution which may or may not change a countries political climate.

I think it boils down to the fact that people are inherently selfish and unless we are directly affected by the politics. We simply do not care.

People find their own worlds far more appealing than their reality which may appear in the form of politics.People don't actually like to plan ahead for the future we see it as a distant thing like a man just beyond the horizon. I dare say that many of us wish to live in the moment rather than the future.

This then makes people ill prepared for a harsh future.The one thing I that I might question is the idea of a democratic society. I think it's an idea which many people cling on to but many people are still constantly oppressed. I ask this, how democratic is our society exactly?

Thank you for reading this and hopefully my response has been useful or at the very least thought provoking.
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