I have the belief that people have given up:
2.Faith, especially in their fellow human beings.
What happens when society becomes so hardened and apathetic is simple; everyone just stops caring. That translates into:
1.Loss of manners, common courtesies, etc.
2.Loss of sense of morality and ethics.
3.Loss of emotion and sensitivity.
4.Loss of civilization altogether(well, it could happen if the world isn't careful...if we don't care, then we'd all bomb each other to smithereens). I am not going to get overly political, but us Americans are the worst offenders sometimes.
I am sure that I have oversimplified quite a bit, but overall, I say that it is insensitivity that is doing it, Terrijayne.
Was that a long enough answer?
Why do I think I know even slightly what I'm talking about?