The Trouble With Modern Society

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
Some of my observations about modern society.

Submitted: June 29, 2019

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The Trouble With Modern Society

2019 is a fantastic time in history to be alive. With unparalleled and groundbreaking advances in technology and healthcare I continue to be amazed. We have become pioneers for the future generations. However there are many things about modern society which are not positive, and which cause my heart to despair almost constantly. Top of the list for me has to be social media. While there are many positive aspects of this fairly recent phenomenon, there are also many dangers and risks which are impacting society. New words to describe these dangers have become popular: cyberbullying, sexting, revenge porn. These are extreme examples, but social media affects society in more subtle ways. It is a sad world we live in where social media can dominate every aspect of a person’s life. Chatting to Facebook friends rather than communicating with people face to face has left us isolated and trapped in our own little worlds. Then there is people who live their whole lives through social media – constantly posting photos on Instagram or videos on Youtube for the sole purpose of getting as many ‘likes’ as they can from people they have never met. What on earth is that all about?! How would these people survive if their phones were taken away from them for 24 hours? Actually let’s cut that right down to 1 hour, because that is how serious the problem is becoming. This is a problem which affects modern society as a whole, but on a smaller level there are issues in my own city which make me weep inside daily. One of my passions in life is walking and during my journeys across the city centre I am amazed by the amount of homeless people I see. They are on almost every street corner. Their tents are strewn across the pavements, but as far as society is concerned these people have become totally invisible. Hundreds of people walk past them every day without even looking at them. People are far too busy with their eyes glued to their phone screens to notice anything that is happening around them. I mean what could possibly be so important to make people look at their phones for hours each day, walking around like incoherent zombies. Maybe these people are too busy discussing what happened last night on ‘Love Island’. Just don’t get me started on reality TV. I don’t seem to have as much interest in television as much as I used to, but a few days ago I had the television on in the background when I heard something that made me sit up and listen immediately. It was the local news bulletin and the headline was about three boys aged between 12-15 who had made homophobic remarks to two innocent men walking down a quiet street. One of the boys then produced a knife and started attacking the men. This put a whole load of questions into my head. What kind of world do we live in where someone would think it was acceptable to do something like that? What the hell was a child doing carrying a knife in the first place. What was going through the minds of the boys when they attacked these men? What were their parents doing at the time? Did they know or even care that their children were missing? So many things depress me about modern society and the direction that human beings and our planet are going. Some of these include: climate change, poverty and inequality, plastic polluting our oceans. There are loads more examples, but if things carry on the way they are then a time will come when all we will be able to do is repeat the catchphrase of Private Frazer from ‘Dad’s Army’. All together now…... We’re doomed!


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