There is something wrong with our world yet I cannot put my finger on it exactly; most likely because there is no singular "thing" to locate but rather a whole multitude of things that seem a bit...amiss.
You know, when I was younger I, like many others I suspect, felt that I had a decent grip on the basics of how the world works but as I grew older and learned more I began to become more baffled at all the current developments.There is, of course, the issue of growing global hostilities that are not getting better because we insist on continually trying to remedy problems with the same mindsets that have been causing them for millennia yet no one seems to catch on to the repeated and dismal failures that we call "solutions".
We have social conditioning that is pushing us down a path that is going to cause even more social dysfunction and strife; we seems to have a society that is becoming increasing hostile to education and learning and actually seems to think that willful ignorance and stupidity is somehow a virtue. Corporations, rather than society, have a tremendous influence over the educational system which explains why so many kids who come out of school can name thousands of pokemon or identify members of a sports team but can't identify a single tree or even explain what a food chain is; some people don't even understand that our sun is just a star and we call it a "sun" because our solar system orbits it.
We have a society that values belief far more than it values thinking to the extent that anyone who is not a believer is viewed practically as an enemy.
We willfully, knowingly and deliberately pollute our air, water, soil, food and bodies all the while claiming we have the right to do so yet it is someone else's responsibility to take care of our health because of our consistently bad choices. I see people who exist on packaged foods, slurp on endless liter bottles of soda and walking down the hallway to the bathroom is their idea of physical activity but can't understand why their health is so poor and why they are gaining weight (by the way, diet soda won't make you lose weight)
This is not to say there are not good things happening nor am I trying to say all people are dolts either but what I am seeing right now is perplexing. I don't expect people to be athletes either but I do find something wrong with seeing children who are not even ten years old who are so fat that their faces look swollen to the point that they can barely see and they can barely waddle from the car to the fast food place.
I don't know, when I think of a supposed developed civilization such as the type ours is supposed to be, I just expect a bit more than cities full of obese young adults who feel they just have to be offended when they hear someone speaking Spanish yet have no problem with screeching out loud with fake laughter like drunken banshees while in restaurants, disturbing other patrons mealtimes with their families then get offended when asked to tone it down.
I guess I am just ranting but I just expect better behavior out of people in general regardless of age. (babies are exempt of course )
But even at that, there is still something else wrong with our world, something subtle yet at the same time...almost in plain sight. It is hard to explain without sounding like ranting...like this blog post.