People are irresponsible, undisciplined, lazy, and/or some other moral failing
People are insufficiently educated to understand complex and long term needs
individual long term planning is simply against human nature and will never reasonably happen
There are factors we do not yet understand
these may seem like a failure of programs but are for the best for society
external factors we do understand play a role but were not originally planned for
something else (explain)
Besides a few notable exceptions which weren't even particularly long lived, the only thing many people (especially of the younger generation) really seem to get worked up over these days is banal rabble rousing and the threat of impending benefit cuts.
Last edited by Gathomas88; 01-20-14 at 02:21 PM.
sometimes when I pray and ask "why did this bad thing happen to me?" often times, the reason something bad was to snap me out of some behavior or point of view that would be self destructive if it goes on too long. Its the same lesson.
I think it's more than nature, I think that there is an overall lack of discipline and unfortunately I think it's a cultural thing. We glamorize consumerism, which is fine, but the old school advice of making sure that there is a little left for later is unheeded. I partially blame the credit companies though, they have sold "easy money" for decades and the actual accumulation and discipline was thrown out of the window.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
I'd say that our society is rapidly approaching that point. Hopefully, when and if we ever do "hit the wall," so to speak, we will rise to the occasion, as you did, rather than allow it to break us.
Last edited by Gathomas88; 01-20-14 at 02:35 PM.