Society and Morality: An Essay on their Connection (Part 1)
When asked what are the factors that society need, the replies to the question are, very often, economical or political in nature. We need better tax policies, or we need more jobs, or various things along those lines. The funny thing is we know our society have its problems, but right now what we think could help us recover are things that deal with the problems immediately. What happen is we wait, we listen to promises and, finally, we get disappointed because we expect someone or something that could instantaneously make our problems go away. We want to see immediate changes that would bring long-lasting effects. In actuality, that rarely (or never) happens because significant changes require much more time, resources, and effort in order to bring it about. Furthermore, we expect others, whether that mean other people or things, to make that change happen for us and the cycle of hope, expectation, and disappointment will continue. Overall, those expectations for immediate changes make us irresponsible. Along side with the fact that what supposed to improve our circumstances leave us in the state of disappointment, we also have the tendencies to make accusations when things just do not go our way. We blame the President for his inadequacy, we mistrust our neighbors because we think they are selfish, we criticize the youth for their behaviors, etc. We become fault-finding people, who fixated on external problems to be the causes of our own miseries.