Is civility on the decline in present-day society?We are all living in an advanced society. Technologically we are advanced. Financially we are advanced. We are having more comforts in our daily lives and definitely, we are all living a comfortable life than our ancestors. Are these developments making civility increase? This is the question that always keeps ringing in my mind.
When we see the present-day happenings in society, the obvious answer for the above question appears to be 'No' only.
We think about our own personal gains and never bother about the loss to the other person. To gain a rupee, we never hesitate to make the other person lose ten rupees. A person never hesitates to kill another person. There is no guarantee that a lady who goes outside will come back safely home. There is no value for human relations before money matters. Sexual assaults on ladies irrespective of their age and relations are increasing. When we see the newspaper, the incidents that are being reported gives me a feeling that animals are much better than human beings of the present-day society.
The cyberbullying occurrences, nasty online comments on the blogs, the reality shows that are shown on TV, political leaders mudslinging on each other, venomous bickering on TV during political discussions, etc will leave an impression on us that civility is on the decline. I feel our ancestors are more civilised than us.
This is my submission to the
Topic-based Thread of the Week contest for December- topic- 'Civility'