In a study published by the American Psychological Association, since the Baby Boomer generation, there has been a significant decline among young Americans in political participation, concern for others and interest in saving the environment, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.
When did this selfishness take place? Did the Baby Boomers create this mentality? The economic prosperity created by this generation has diminished our social values, and the importance of God in our lives. Money and fame have become the golden calf. We constantly go on face book to find out if anyone liked our posts. Television is inundated with series that portray the rich and famous. Look at the millions of people who play the lottery. To become famous and rich without much effort becomes the ultimate goal of our children.
What has occurred or is happening to our society because of this selfish mentality? Business and work has become a mode to make money, and not a means of earning a living. Churches and charities have become a mode of making us feel good, and not a means to finding God and compassion. And finally the government has become a mode of gaining power and dependency from the people, and not a means to protect and help the people.
Are our lives better now than 20 years ago?