The question we need to ask is, are we a culture at risk? Have we lost the wonder? Do we just want to be distracted? We are a nation of consumers but what are we consuming? When you hear the language, when you view the media in all its forms you wonder about the culture of America and I might add North America.
Nothing seems to shake us anymore. We have seen it and we have heard it. The papers used to say if it bleeds it reads but even that has lost its meaning. We have, I believe, 100 per cent sensory overload. Many of our children are zombie like as they stare into screens and play games that are so graphic in what they portray and we then wonder why we see so much violence being acted out in society.
We have fake sporting events that everyone knows is a show. The show is filled with themes of sexism, bullying, racism and your basic anti social behaviour. The show sells out the largest auditoriums. The amount of pornography that is available to anyone and everyone is out of control but no one seems to care.
So I could go on and on but do you agree that we as a culture are at risk of losing our centre, our purpose?
Are you shocked by anything anymore? So what do you think is the answer?