our world = corrupt?Is our world corrupt. But hasn't it been this way since the biggening of time. Or is the modern world too corupt. What is making our world corupt, is it media, trash,...

our world = corrupt?

Is our world corrupt. But hasn't it been this way since the biggening of time. Or is the modern world too corupt. What is making our world corupt, is it media, trash, internet,games or simply the influence of people on different people? We own so many electronics and household apliances that make our life easier and more relaxing than those of people a long time ago. Infact their world was more calm than ours. So are we forgetting something important? I would like to know on what you think about why our world is so corupt, wasn't it supposed to get better?

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mwestwood eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Corruption is as old as man.  Among the many lines from the Old Testament are these,

Ecclesiastes 9:3 This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

With the technology of the modern world, people are now more aware of this corruption in their respective countries. Heretofore, more things were kept secret; however, now anyone in the public arena is subject to intense scrutiny, a scrutiny that often reveals the corruption of an individual.  Also, with the emphasis upon material possessions as the measure of one's worth, more and more temptations are presented to people to be corrupt as corruption often leads to wealth.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

If you are asking if people have the capacity for greed and evil now and if they always have, then of course the answer is yes.  People have an innate capacity to be selfish and to act selfishly.  This is simply human nature and there is no reason to believe that things are worse now than they ever were in the past.  If this is your definition of corruption, then we are simply corrupt by nature.

literaturenerd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I believe that may aspects of the world is corrupt, but not all aspects of the world is corrupt. I actually think that the corruption lies in the people who allows themselves to be corrupted. People who are stronger than the things trying to influence them are not likely to be corrupted.

lmetcalf eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I agree with post #8. There has never been a time in history that wasn't marked by some form of corruption. We may idealize the "good old days" but they weren't that great and they were just as many  good people as bad. Corruption is a fact of human existence in most cultures.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
This is a complex question. First of all, I think that the proliferation of information and easy access to fringe elements has made it possible for corruption to be more prevalent. I also think that the world has always been corrupt, and it is just more obvious to us now.
vangoghfan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

"Corruption" is difficult to define. I wonder if you have a precise meaning in mind.  If so, knowing how you are defining "corruption " may help people to give you fuller answers.

kingfuzz | Student

regarding number 6, i want to ask why it is obvious today than any other time. what's the nature behind this?


spacemallow | Student

So more you have political or monitary power , so easier it is to break rules.

if you get a bonus on work , you take it , normal human being




kingfuzz | Student

who may be or which group of people or what may be the basis of this current world. is it money?


kingfuzz | Student

who are these people? kids, teens leaders ? Or do these people know they are corrupted?