What Is Wrong With Society?

Note: This entry contains some very strong language. Discretion is advised.

The question that was posed to me was, “What is wrong with society?” Now on the surface, I could be very generic and say that there is a lot wrong with society, but that is not what I am going to do. I’m going to get to the nitty gritty, the specifics, and down to exactly what I think is wrong with society. Now this is only my opinion, because yours may differ from mine and someone else’s may differ from yours, but I don’t care. My opinion is my own.

In my mind, there are a few major things wrong with society. For starters, it is filled with greedy, selfish, unkind, and hateful people. There are so many people out there that only care about money. Especially those who obsess about how much that they have and how much more that they can get. It’s like no matter what they have, it is never fucking enough. We all see these people that go each and every single day struggling to make it, and there are those people who have the means to help them yet they are too fucking self-absorbed to give a damn about the people around them who need help. These people just need to get the fuck off of their high horse and realize that the whole damn world does not revolve around them. And if and/or when they do, then the sooner that they can start making the world a better place. Plus, the sooner that they stop being so greedy and start being more kind and compassionate, the sooner that the rest of society will follow, because as much as I hate to admit, the people who have the most money rule our world. We idolize celebrities and rich people because they have all this money and we aspire for the same thing, but the truth is that at the end of the fucking day these people are so selfish that they don’t give a damn about anyone or anything else. Don’t get me wrong because people with money will donate to charity sometimes, but that is just to make themselves look good and continuously have people idolize them. I could go on forever about people and their greed, but the point is that people are so greedy that it makes me sick.

Then there are judgmental people. Society would be so much better if people stopped judging. You don’t know what someone’s circumstances are. You could meet a single mom and judge her for being single, but you don’t know if she’s an unwed mother, widowed, or anything. You don’t know her fucking circumstances or what happened. You have no idea what a single mom does in a day unless you are one. And unless you are a single parent, then you have no idea how hard that is. Don’t judge something that you don’t understand. And the worst people with the judgments are those who claim to accept all, such as religious people. I go to church and I get judged so much for being a single mom, but not one person there has asked me what my story is or how things got to be this way. Don’t judge someone without knowing their circumstances.

There are so many things wrong with this world that it would take me ages to talk about it all. People are backstabbing, untrustworthy, and selfish. The greed of people is disgusting. The lies that people tell each other are baffling. Why the hell does someone feel the need to lie when being honest is so much better? Sure, lying is so much easier in the short-term but in the long-term, it does not make a fucking difference in this world, except maybe in someone’s life. There are so many bullies out there who make shit up and lie to the people that they are bullying. And the sad thing is that some of those lies have caused the people who have been bullied to kill themselves. I mean seriously what the fuck is up with that? Why do people think that it is okay to go around telling someone else to go kill themselves or that the world would be better off without them? It wouldn’t. No one is perfect and no one’s life is perfect, but that does not make it any less worth living. Each and every life that there is is precious and irreplaceable. Someday, I hope that people see that and start showing compassion to each other.

I know that this will not be well-received by anyone or change anything in this world and frankly, I have to be okay with that. Do I wish that my words could impact someone to make a difference? Yes I do, but I don’t expect them to because that is the way that society is. Deep down, we don’t care about other people. Maybe on the surface we do, but not the way that we should. My words and opinions are mine, and I don’t expect them to be well-received or liked. Expectations only lead to disappointments and regrets. My opinions won’t change unless I see the world and society change around me. Let’s try to make a difference in this world and bring meaning back to it.