Has Life Become so Cheap

Philippines
December 17, 2008 8:47pm CST
Everyday we hear crimes against another life in the news. What astonishes me is the fact that people are getting killed for the dumbest and stupidest of reasons! Has life become so cheap that we can justify why we should take it?
2 responses
• United States
18 Dec 08
I think that time and violent media have reduced the value that we put on another human's life. I agree that people are killed over very stupid reasons, but I think this can also be contributed to the lack of communication. I think that many people have problems communicating their feelings in an appropriate manner and they take horrible measures to solve their problems instead of having a conversation. If most people talked about their problems before acting on impulses, I think that we would see a lower murder rate.
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
Yes I agree. There is truth in that. sometimes it makes one wonder if media follows reality or reality follows media. It's like a viscious circle that you can determine which is the end.
@Frederick42 (2020)
• Canada
21 Dec 08
Life has not become cheap. People have become cheap. Mankind has lost the respect for human life and therefore, we see so many crimes. The world is becoming more and more terrible day by day.