Is society becoming more dangerous? Well, it all depends on the kind of perspective that a person has. If you look at a country over a period of time that our ancestors grew up, it was the kind of a country that tried to have both a civil discourse and tried to avoid the kind of explosive events of the last few days.
If you go back to history, like 100 years ago, you will definitely see that up until the last quarter century, instances of violence and race were considered to be very unusual. Not that they never happened. But they just happened very rare. In the future generations, society has become a more dangerous and less civil because of a combination of things.
The part of the statement that questions not only the different opinion of a lot of people but also the inherent goodness and even patriotism of the people on the other side. It is no doubt a culture of attacks. Another trend that kind of promotes violence is the explosion of a media that not only plays the role of disseminating this in a way that much more wide and even more dramatic than the usual.
Furthermore, media also stimulates the level of intensity and extremism in terms of debate that is different, at least to a degree, than what we’ve been used to for most of the 20th century.
Another proof that society has become more violent is the increasing glorification of gun possession and use. Our society is the kind that have always liked to hunt but people have disconnected the normal utility of firearms from the culture of firearms per se.
These are just some of the contributing factors as to why the society in this generation has become more violent than ever before. However, these are not sufficient causes. One would need to combine these things with a certain mentality. One would also have to be more violet in their minds to be able to do violent things and use violent weapons. This now talks about the inherent goodness of a person.
What’s even more depressing is that what we find rare nowadays is the act of kindness in people. We see people being on the news just because they returned a phone to its original owner. Thus, having people saying faith in humanity restored. This generation is much more concerned in uplifting their social status rather than creating a more civil and happy place.