what do you think the world is becomming....
May 13, 2009 3:51am CST
Instead of progressing and building up on the ethics and morals the whole world is becoming barbaric. The advancement in technology has just change the human resources and has eased their life,still the humans are the same thet they were centuries ago. To become human being one should be strong morally and present a good character to th world which is not possible without proper ethical education in schools and at homes. Do you agree?? Please share your views...
• United States
13 May 09
By what standards are we becoming barbaric? Is there a metric you're measuring? Life expectancy has never been higher, infant mortality never lower. Crime is nonexistent compared to some periods in history, and the standard of living has increased by several orders of magnitude. 'Barbaric' is when you live in daily terror of Mongol Hordes threatening to raze your village from day to day.
14 May 09
what I am trying to say here that, we have lost humanity and have become worst than animal in terms of crime and terrorisum but I guess the truthfulness, kindness and faith in justice is still there and it is visible in few hearts even today who are doing social work for needy people... good and evil prevail all the time in our life..but we should always try to remain honest with our conciousness and follow our inner voice which always warn you not to go towards evil... Goodness is always difficult to gain but not impossible.....
14 May 09
Wolfechu, Yes, Barbaric were the times when Mongol hordes and Huns and other marauding tribes descended on villages and wiped them off after looting them and enslaving their population. But those were the times when proper boundary of nations, army, allegiance, military expertise and intelligence, proper infrastructure within nations, communication, travel…all these were either in a very nascent stage or developed only in pockets. The same facilities (more or less) were not available to all the people so the nomadic people usually attacked the settled ones to loot and take by force. There were no international treaties and conferences and no sense of encroaching on other’s land or water. However, the situation (as you say) is not so nowadays…much improvement has taken place to generally make life easier and convenient for us. YET, we see the same pattern being repeated…the same attacks, the same heartless useless killing, the same torture, the same loot and enslavement, albeit in a different garb. So, inspite of so much advancement to make life easer and more enjoyable for us, we are still resorting to senseless violence…doesn’t that make us more barbaric than our forefathers!
15 May 09
I don't think the world has become more barbaric but you could say that some things have been lost as the world progressed like loss of morals and chivalric attitudes. Plus the fresh taste of vegetables and the smell of air have been lost (thanks to air pollution !). We have achieved a lot but lost as well, like we are killing our own planet to live a better life not thinking about our children. It is because of individualism and loss of ethics that all we can think of is selfish desires. I think I would personally prefer to live a life of knight of the open land who could give his life for others, than being just a selfish ordinary bloke living in an age where there is higher life expectancy and more bodily comfort but at the cost of other people and his own grand children dying of famines,tsunamis and global warming.
14 May 09
Yes, Shardul I agree with you completely. Technology is a double edged sword and only proper secular education and good values at home, equip us with the knowledge as to handle technology properly. Religion is an integral part of our life but it should be kept strictly personal and in this matter, parents have to take an active role. Sending their children to secular schools so that they learn to respect all religions, allowing the children to mix with children of other communities, teaching love and respect…all these things teach young children to grow up as good citizens of the country.