Today January 2015, on the outside our modern world is thriving, technology speeding light years ahead of human evolution, communication becoming one as the world becomes smaller, social norms stretched beyond any imagination, science and information has crossed galaxies and travelled through worm holes and life is speeding by at such rate that no one can afford the time to even notice.
However, it appears that everything external and outside the human being, mostly material and mental has indeed thrived and exceeded past expectations and yet humanity has not evolved. Not in the least.
Civility, compassion, humility, modesty, virtue, honour, honesty, self-respect, integrity, empathy, generosity and kindness are but a few of the traits that seem to diminish with time. These qualities most certainly exists, but are rarely seen in humans as the modern world washes over humanity with more pressing traits, such as, consumption, greed, vanity, shallowness, arrogance, stupidity, self conceit, self importance, self absorption, depression, lust, addiction, illiteracy and narrow mindedness.
The distinction might be a harsh one, but it is a fairly honest representation of the demise of what makes us human, for we are not evolving as a race, but the regression of our social standards, communication and moral conduct in all our dealings across the board is painting a stark comparison of the picture of what we all once were as a race called humans.