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Direction of Society's Mentality
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Posted 4/4/08
I saw a car that broke down by the side of the road today, and the first thing I thought is, "It would be nice if I could help them, but they're probably an axe murderer."

It seems like this is an idea engrained in the minds of everyone living today, that everyone is a criminal who is trying to take advantage of them. My mom tells me stories from the 70's, how everyone hitch hiked and that was fine. People would pull over and help the other person, and they would trust them.

Why do you think our mentality has changed? Is it due to the news, where we are constantly being fed fear through the televison, so the news can get ratings?

Is it that things were as bad in the past, but people were just retarded?

Are people worse now, than they were before? Has the culture of instant gratification made people feel entitled to too much, and therfore corrupted them?
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31 / M / Iloilo City, PH
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Posted 4/4/08
blame it on mass media...
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76 / M / california
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blame it on the criminals
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Posted 4/4/08
I don't think like that, unless the person(s) in question is behaving in a suspicious way.
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I'd go with mass media too on this one.
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25 / M / Singapore, My Hom...
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blame mass media...
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Repetitions? CHECK!



Blame mass Media.
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29 / F / CDO
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Posted 4/4/08
mass media.... if mass media didn't show a lot of violence/terrorism and other negative activities... people wouldn't copy those kinds of acts
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uncontrolness between wheel and mind
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25 / F / well my minds all...
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Posted 4/4/08
Mass media doesnt help but the fact that people rarley get properly punished for their actions just means that there is a downward spiral in everything. for example, in britain someone could get jailed for two years for using a mobile behind the wheel but someone who drinks and drives, or steals a car and joyrides will very rarely get such a severe punishment, even though they do not care for other peoples lives at all.
Society is going down the drain.
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25 / M / Singapore, My Hom...
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im going to say it again... MASS MEDIA
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23 / F / somewhere.
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Posted 4/4/08
Media. Technology.
We become distrustful of anybody but ourselves.
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26 / F / Corner of No and...
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Posted 4/4/08 , edited 4/21/08
I think that it's a combination of things. I think that back then everyone trusted everybody because the news didn't focus as much on all the shit that was happening here. I think in some ways people are worse, and that the media's focus on all bad things and not any of the good things is a major league contributor.
Posted 4/25/11
I give a helping hand. Though honestly sometimes I can look suspicious and they'd probably turn me down because of that.
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