Greater questions, eh? Well what are your views of the world's society as a whole?
i love this question because it’s big enough to be placed in a lot of different contexts. As a whole, I think more and more of us are becoming complacent with the way our respective governments conduct affairs (with some exceptions in the middle east). We are happy with simple satisfaction and more westernized democracies are trading freedom for security, slowly adapting totalistic tendencies. Airport scanners expose our bodies in front of strangers that we believe have authority so we can have a safe flight, standardized exams are given to set everyone on an equal plane regardless of the way the individual learns, general education classes are required in order for students to graduate regardless of the actual value they hold for students with different majors. Mandatory calculus classes are required for art majors. Universities and governments are shaping what we learn based on methods like these and thus guiding us in a general direction of what they consider a well rounded society. Individuals are not considering moral questions anymore because governments have established what is right and wrong for us based on their reasoning. As to whether this is beneficial or detrimental to societies as a whole is up for the individual to decide. I personally am not in favor of the direction we seem to be headed and urge us all to question what we have been socialized to believe is right and wrong.