What is the cause of our moral decline?

@estherlou (5020)
United States
December 24, 2006 12:13am CST
Do you think our morals have changed in the last 50 years? Why? What is the cause of our lack of morals?
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
24 Dec 06
There has been a serious decline in moral standards over the past 50 years, and I regularly encounter behaviour that appals me. Respect itself has been rapidly disappearing, and the use of foul language is prolific. We appear to have reached a point where the parents often have very poor standards and pass these on to the children, with the result that this kind of behaviour is considered to be normal. To be fair, it must be very difficult to teach a child that swearing is wrong when the same words are used on television every day.
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@estherlou (5020)
• United States
24 Dec 06
That is one of my greatest pet peeves! You can't even go to see a PG-13 or even a PG movie nowadays without language in it I find offensive!
@rainbow (6763)
24 Dec 06
Freedom! Women have been given the chance to behave in the same way as men, having careers,not being picked on forbeing single mums, allowed in other words to have lives,because of this some men feel immasculinated and get violent and use weopons to be real men, although women can be worse. It is easier to get weapons and people are hardened by the availability of violent films which makes us forget the true horror of anothers demise. I have morals but I do not see not being married wrong nature doesn't require a piece of parer to allow me to have kids. I know right from wrng and what is important to me and live in the best way I can. Thing just don't seem so uptight anymore, this can be a good thing in some ways and a bad one in others.
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
24 Dec 06
You must be a baby boomer from your response. I have been free since the day I was born and I have never felt inferior....on the contrary I an superior to most men in many ways without having to prove it to anyone. I have self respect and as I look at the big picture of women today I see women making fools of themselves trying to be better then men.....what for? They are the inferior specie but as long as women keep voting to put men in office instead of women then they will go on fighting for men's rights and put the women in the rumble seat where, in their view, is where they belong. Down with women's lib and up with women's respectibility. I am female but I am definitely not a feminist and never will be. I believe in equal rights for women but the woman must deserve it and not wait until it is handed to her. Many great women fought the odds and made it.....Marie Curie, Indira Ghandi, Golda Meir, Helen Keller, Claire Booth Luce, Frances Perkins (1st female cabinet member 1935-1944), and the list goes on....these are women who, long before woman's rights, took their rightful place in world history.
@estherlou (5020)
• United States
24 Dec 06
I'm a baby boomer also, but I grew up thinking it was desirable to be married and have been married for 36 years. I think our tv and movies has done us a diservice by teaching our kids bad language, that it's okay to sleep around, okay to have several relationships at once, okay to live with someone without being married, okay to fool around at the work place, etc. Some people might say it's just adult humor, but when you see it often enough and hear it often enough, it becomes commonplace and kids believe it is okay and a culture is defined.
@parm001 (105)
• India
24 Dec 06
yes our morals are highly changed in last 50 years this is because of fast movement of world scenerio, actually these days money is most important than everything like sentiments etc.
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@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
24 Dec 06
I believe our morals have declined in the past 50 years. I couldn't tell you what it was, but I'm sure it has something to do with the secularization and liberalization of society. be it for good or bad, I think its all under the flag of "tolerance" that people LOVE so much they make it ironically bad.
@estherlou (5020)
• United States
24 Dec 06
Boy, do I hate the word tolerance! It should be declared a 4-letter word! The idea of letting everyone do anything they want to in the name of tolerance is ridiculous! Another stupid phrase is "political correctness"...another way of saying "don't rock the boat" or "go with the flow"...we got too used to letting everyone do whatever they wanted as long as they didn't hurt anyone or touch "our space" and it has gone too far.
@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
24 Dec 06
Book That Changed a Generation - Book cover of Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care
Yes I think our moral standards have changed in the last 50 years. Girls have no modesty and boys have no respect. Parents are much more lenient and sometimes discipline is non-existent. The Baby Boomer generation including the Flower Revolution perpetuated free love and lack of discipline. During WWII women were asked to go to work to fill the jobs of men who were called or who volunteered to fight for their country. After the war, a large number of the women continued to work and the children were sometimes left to their own dictates. The coming of the mini skirts and hot pants, to my way of thinking, denegrated the image of American's sweethearts. Of course, we can't forget Dr. Spock who became a millionaire over night by telling parents not to spank their children but treat them with kid gloves. It is ironic to think that some 50 years later he announced to the world that he was wrong. I ask.....would our society be better morally had he not appeared on the scene. I just cant understand why the mothers of young teenage daughters allow them to go to school looking like harlots. It's a disgrace. No wonder there are so many rape victims.....I believe that they bring it on themselves. I won't say they deserve it because that would be unfair. But men being men "can't help themselves" poor dears. I feel that all public schools should go back to having a dress code that make young girls look like what they are and not someone older. Only the parents are in a position to do that not only by discipline but also by example. It is not enough to say do as I say not as I do. Young people learn more by example than they do by words. End of Sermon
@estherlou (5020)
• United States
24 Dec 06
You keep lumping baby boomers together...I was not involved in the so-called flower revolution and never believed in free love...it was a little before me. And I spanked my children. It is today you have to be careful and not be accused of child abuse...our society has gone too far in rules and regulations we never had to pay attention to in years past. I agree that suggestive dress is bad, but what do the girls of today have to look up to? Madonna for the ones in the past 10-15 years and now Britney Spears? what kind of role models are they! Suggestive clothes and very suggestive dancing! And people say, well, those are just their costumes for concerts...girls like dressing like that and showing their midriffs...it's popular! That would be another soap box! Shame on those who give our young people such models of behaviour!