Narcissism and political correctness are working to destroy America. Our sense of fairness has gotten more personal and individualized. So much so we are willing to see other people treated unfairly at our own expense. A society that is selfish and can no longer communicate is the worst type of imbalance that can be created in society. Obama’s unilateralism is one example given earlier. But it is impossible for 8 billion completely unique personalities to be treated fairly in their view. Our unwillingness to be compassionate and self-aware simply because we can no longer communicate is creating the biggest imbalance on this planet – me against the world. We are no longer willing to accept a friend’s happiness without being jealous and revolting against them. We can no longer put ourselves in someone else’s shoes to understand their fear, pain, and trouble. We can no longer comprehend commonsense methods. We can no longer debate rationally because we have been biased by TV and media propaganda. We can no longer be respectful towards others even if they have differing viewpoints and philosophies. We blame others for our short comings and have no sense of responsibility and accountability. What’s worse we treat others with different philosophies with hate and distain. In essence, we have become a country of self-centered problem creators instead of problem solvers. In a narcissistic society everyone thinks they are correct 100% of the time and everyone else is wrong 100% of the time. Hence, the belief we are being treated unfairly a large portion of the time.
In the name of political correctness and narcissism even when it seems we are doing something good (fair) it is usually unfair. For instance, we have hundreds of charities and government agencies for cancer, diabetes, arthritis, anti-poverty programs, and so forth. This sounds fantastic, but dozens of programs and charities overlap. Instead of pooling resources together to avoid redundancy and to avoid waste and inefficiencies that is not done. Why? Because there is money to be made in charities and government agencies. Besides, there is more power and control for the people running these programs and charities. For instance, there is very little reason to have juvenile arthritis charities as well as arthritis charities but it is done mostly for being political correct and narcissism. Researchers do not want to pool funding, ideas, and research because it is about being the person who finds that invention or hopefully a cure. What is truly unfair is the millions of people dying each day because a cure could have been discovered if we worked together and did not waste money.
We have to get over ourselves and start looking at the big picture. Everything should not be perceived as being a conspiracy to be unfair to individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, and corporations. What can be done to reverse this trend? Several things. First, make lobbying illegal. Second, unify laws over jurisdictions. Third, limit time that can be spent on phones and computers. Fourth, fine media outlets for failing to offer solutions to controversial issues they cover. Fifth, cap campaign spending and use the rest of the monies raised to pay off the national debt. Sixth, think in terms of equal and not in terms of fair. Seventh, eliminate charity and government agency redundancy. Eighth, spend an equal share of money on school gifted programs and underperforming programs. Ninth, stop standardized testing and restart vocational schools. Tenth, train people to do good deeds on a daily basis. Eleventh, bring back values that include family, community, faith, and an understanding of the Constitution. Twelve, balance life between volunteering and contributions. Thirteen, boycott opinion TV and media outlets. There are dozens of more things that can be done. Many of these solutions are theoretically attainable, but unfortunately they will not even be attempted.
I could go on and on about these fairness issues. They are evident every day. It is unfortunate, but these fairness solutions are the start of the American downfall.