Do you agree with the observation that our moral and ethical values are declining rapidly? If so who is responsible?
Most Helpful Guy
Yes. I'd blame the rejection of traditional morality wholesale in order to make social gains rather than making progress by attempting to adhere more closely to basic principles. Just for example, feminism offers a microsm of my point: Early feminist thinking was based in traditional morality, hoping to make advances based on the importance of woman to the family and of respecting and honoring both sexes, as abolitionist movements were based upon the truer application of long existing and developing values of justice and Liberty. This was good. Later feminist thought cast traditional morality as the problem, in the form of patriarchy. A few women thought they knew better and tried to pick and choose what they liked and didn't from thousands of years of principle, throwing the parts about gender and sexuality down the tube. Once one starts to pick and choose with morals rather than attempting to better imply them, they no longer have the same legitimacy. If one bit simply doesn't matter, why ought another to? Morality is a machine that needs all the parts to work properly. Once you take out a component you don't like rather than tuning the machine so it all works better, the whole thing's just so much junk.
Tradition itself is not the ultimate root of morality, but it's an indispensable link in the chain.2
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Most Helpful Girl
We have an evolution to a selfish and egoistic society. Social aspects of life are often seen as a curse, because it demands energy (and money) you cannot spend to yourself. The added value of good friendship and social responsability is not taken into account. And yes the media and power makers like that because a divided population is easier to manage: Divide and rule0