Many people today are talking about the growing gap between the rich and poor. However, today’s poor (in the United States, at least) are much better off than most people (not just the poor) a century ago. Does it matter that there’s an increasing gap between the rich and the poor if the standard of living for the poor keeps going up?
Is there a difference between how boys and girls are brought up today? Do you think men have tried to get out of some of their stereotypes? Have they succeeded?
What is the difference between a stranger and a friend. Although, you may think you know a friend more, do we really know those people in our lives, or do we see them only through the perspective we wish to give them?
Can we ever be sure that our perception of things is right – without consulting other people? If we do consult others, how are we to know whether theirs is true or if we’re both deluded?
Has the understanding of depression become more apparent or does society/families/spouses still lack education or live in denial with mental disorders?
What is the difference between people who do not yet exist (future generations) and people we do not know? Can we harm the non-existent? Example: If we eat a lot of tuna now, there may not be enough tuna restocked by nature for others who follow us. So does our current hunger justify using up all the tuna? Or if others would like tuna, or will be hungry, is it our human responsibility to save some of the tuna for them? Do we owe first to those who we do not know or those with us?
We imagine the drama in our life as being unlike any other person’s drama. Our tragedy is far greater. Hurts more. Our problems are far more devastating that the next person’s. But is our drama so different? Or has the same type of dramas, uncertainty, or hardships always been part of life? Has there always been danger in the environment, and people who do bad things to others?
If so, then, is this then the human experience? How do you explain the feeling that your drama is worse than another person’s?