You are right to call me on media existing for news only; I was confusing media with journalism.
Journalists used to have higher standards, but those standards have been long gone for decades.
I'm not certain what you mean by "in Germany 1-2 Babys are born a day where just the visible physical attributes are neither male or female."
Are you saying these children don't have sexual organs? Or, that they are bi-sexual? In the world today where gender roles are becoming increasingly blurred (I'm speaking of gender
here, not behavior
), the temptation for people who are atypical of their gender is to treat their gender as
a behavior. I think a lot of what drives this is society's insecurity, other people's inablility to accept and embrace people's differences without feeling threatened: feeling like others will associate them
with those differences and judge them as not acceptable. People who are atypical in any way suffer a lot at the hands of insecure people. Bullying is another whole topic.
I've always enjoyed Stephenie's observation through Edward that humans mostly want to be sheep--to follow the crowd--and be just a little individual, but not to leave the flock in any way, of course!
As for the greedy, power-hungry, materialistic segment of society that you described, that is my definition of anti-social behavior. One of my favorite saying is, "You can never get enough of what you don't need, because what you don't need won't satisfy you." Always searching and never finding. Never having enough. What's in it for me? Selfish, self-involved, arrogant people who are a blight on the human race. We will always have them with us: wouldn't it be nice of society didn't idolize them?
Right and Wrong. The eternal question. I think it's quite simple. If it is selfish, for your own benefit over others, it's wrong. NOTE: taking care of oneself is not selfish. Setting limits or boundaries about what you will/will not accept from others is not selfish. Protecting your emotional and physical well-being is not selfish. There are a host of other things -- reasonable steps we take -- that some might define as selfish but are not.
Selfishness is saying, "I will take advantage of you because I can." I had a friend once who was fond of saying, "It's mind over matter: I don't mind, and you don't matter." Any time another person doesn't matter to us, our thoughts and actions are wrong. People do matter -- every time.