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I just wanted to see what views from other people of what the big problems of today are whether they be big or small.

asked Jun 06 '10 at 18:12

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edited Jun 06 '10 at 21:09


I would just like to say that these are some very good issues and thank you all for posting :)

(Jun 06 '10 at 18:38) snack pack88 snack%20pack88's gravatar image

Great question, I hope every reader gets the benefits of this thread.

(Dec 08 '10 at 06:33) Viper92Z Viper92Z's gravatar image

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I know this isn't the "largest" problem facing our society, but most of the ones I might have otherwise named have already been covered. One of the things that I think is a real problem in this world is the sense of importance and entitlement that FAR too many people (young and old, rich and poor) have.

So many people actually believe that they are entitled to nearly everything you can think of... money, fame, physical objects, respect, trust - the list goes on and on. Let me tell you something little darlings - you're entitled to nothing. Try earning your way. Attempt to work for what it is you want. Stop feeling as though you are better than everything and everyone. Treat others as though they are on the same level as you because they ARE - we are all human. Period.

answered Dec 08 '10 at 02:33

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That's a good one, and probably the one that annoys me most in kids today.

(Dec 08 '10 at 02:47) Gorkon5567 Gorkon5567's gravatar image

Great point Kat, Thank you.

(Dec 08 '10 at 06:36) Viper92Z Viper92Z's gravatar image
  • For what we paid for Gulf War 3 (you know it as the War in the Gulf), we could have fed every man, woman, and child in the world for a decade.
  • People need to learn to keep their religion to themselves. It has caused more problems for mankind than any other cause throughout history.
  • People are intrinsically greedy. It's OK to put yourself first, but too many people put themselves only. Think of others, at least a little.

answered Jun 06 '10 at 18:14

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Thank you tsilb, that's the biggest point which is about wars. Wars are the biggest problem that may cause in the society.

(Dec 08 '10 at 06:39) Viper92Z Viper92Z's gravatar image

This is the exact reason why I hope we never find a way to reach another habitable world. Our stupidity/greed/hubris have destroyed this one...don't want to see it happen to another in even quicker fashion.

(Dec 08 '10 at 08:40) Phoobar Phoobar's gravatar image

The fact that everybody thinks that they know everything

answered Jun 06 '10 at 18:13

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You know what this answer is very simple but sadly quite true. Today more and more people are going around acting like they know everything getting themselves, and others into trouble.

(Jun 06 '10 at 18:14) Jambo310 Jambo310's gravatar image

I totally agree with this I know so many people that they can fix or solve anyone elses problems but when they try to solve them they make them worse.

(Jun 06 '10 at 18:18) snack pack88 snack%20pack88's gravatar image

Greed, plane and simple. always has been, always will be.

answered Oct 30 '10 at 20:42

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Education. Its terrible. Im in a public school and 2/3 of my fellow students think Africa is a country or barely know our countries history. Its sad to see. It almost feels as if we are growing dumber.

answered Jun 06 '10 at 18:15

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Modern media is one of the biggest problems.You might think its not as serious however most girls that grow up and want to be Hannah think they can sing songs for a living and dont see a need of having an education. Also the whole american tv shows are banging girls heads in, sure there is another problem money involved : Money,however most girls in my class (yes im still in school) think that they can do whatever they want and will make a living from not knowing what happened with BP and why it is bad (i live in Spain and go to a private school).They think they are better than anybody else and that all the 'geeks' suck and dont have social lives however when they need help they come to them etc. As i said money also makes a problem because rich parents spoil their kids,giving them everything and that basically teaches them that they can have anything they want and do anything they want and they will be successful.Sure im only 14 and i might see everything quite badly however i know plenty 'kids' in their 20's who are as stupid as a rock not because they dont have enough brain cells to think for themselves but the fact that they were too spoiled as kids. Media basically turns most people into zombies that buy buy buy anything that has a certain name on it like 'justin timberlakes perfume' because media portaits him as awesome so everybody wants to awesome too.It might sound silly however most people are becoming bimbos for rich older partners and there is plenty enough evidence around... the world is becoming a big planet full of idiots,ignorants,poverty,pollution and propaganda. Ratstroke

answered Oct 30 '10 at 06:49

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The message today's media sends to society: Drugs, murder, Stereotypes, racism, to not respect other religious views, the message kids these days learn at their schools, not to mention the lack of productivity in people and children. The governments do not impulse and motivate kids to learn and stay in school these days. People want to live an easy live depending on government help and others. Probably lack of motivation to enjoy life :)

Japan's kids learn at 5th grade what in America and Europe learn in Hight School and University their math learning is amazing :)

answered Oct 30 '10 at 09:19

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A reason you believe you see this in society is because you have been told by those with the money/fame that it's there. If all of the people who cry about everybody being on public assistance would understand that the US is not a class neutral society. There will always be a need to help those less fortunate and if those with the means will not do so...the government is there to show them their selfishness and narcissistic ways only destroy society.

(Dec 08 '10 at 08:46) Phoobar Phoobar's gravatar image

Well if the government pressured me to stay in school then I wouldn't be advocating changing a law in my state, learning Latin and Spanish, studying classical English literature, perfecting my math skills, building a steam engine, and taking a cooking class.

The beauty of "homeschooling". Or as some call it "Unschooling", and as I like to call it "Exploiting homeschooling laws and getting a real education".

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(Dec 09 '10 at 12:31) Kat ♦♦ Kat's gravatar image

Know it alls, laziness, selfishness & superiority complexes.

answered Oct 30 '10 at 20:39

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materialism it teaches people that you have to have the latest ting in order to be happy.

answered Oct 31 '10 at 15:00

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Materialism doesn’t cause cravings for the latest & greatest, An individuals attitude is what causes unsatiable cravings for material possessions.

It takes self control to keep ones cravings for material possessions in check & under control.

While I don’t exclude material possessiveness & greed, It boils down to self control to keep the desire for material possessions in check.

People are so busy looking for and/or inventing excuses that they’re ignoring their potential for self control.

(Jan 05 '11 at 03:24) BlazeEagle BlazeEagle's gravatar image

My biggest issue with our modern day society is it's individualistic views. It serves its purpose and has many strengths and weakness and I would like to see a future where we combine individualistic and collectivist views. Individual success and motivation are important values to attain but it shouldn't always be at the cost of others.

answered Jun 06 '10 at 18:18

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