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Heavens Above Shame and guilt are noble emotions essential in the maintenance of civilized society and vital for the development of some of the most refined and elegant qualities of human potential generosity service self-sacrifice unselfishness and duty Willard Gaylen Before 1900 mankind conformed to a moral code of conduct and maintained a strong faith in God Man was obedient and fearful But what used to be a religious age with obedient faith and an adherence to what is proper and decent has turned into a hopeless mass society with a fixation on science and cultural relativism In the modern world man believes he is free from judgment Man does not think he will ever suffer the consequences of his immoral actions He does not feel shame or guilt This narcissistic and crumbling culture encompasses selfishness narcissism consumerism and atheism There has been a massive change in mans spirituality Man no longer realizes that his character depends on how well he lives up to the spiritual world He is free from morals and values and can no longer recognize anything of true worth Mass society has created a citizen who is vain weak and indulgent Man no longer lives according to his faith His views are coloured by a materialistic view of everything Life without God is meaningless but man blindly and foolishly set forth on a useless search for purpose While relishing in the senseless self-pleasures of mass society man realizes that his feeling of emptiness still endures But this narcissistic society has created an individual that is a free and self-regulating agent Without the principles that existed before the 1900s man looses all sense of self-worth and his life hold no purpose The reader finds that in William Shakespeares Hamlet the characters are subject to different forces than those of Western civilization They adhere to a moral imperative The characters are fully aware of what is decent and proper If
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