Pew Research recently came out with an interesting study. The study in and of itself is not interesting, however, the results are. In the rush to digitize everything and the push towards moving to video one little thing has been overlooked: Millennials prefer to get their news by reading. Overall, Americans want to get their news by watching video compared to reading or even listening to the news (46% : 35% : 17%). However, things look much different when you break down the age groups.
Within any culture there’s a certain orthodox set of ideas that aren’t allowed to be challenged or compromised except at great peril. Some of those are held in common across most, if not all, cultures, such as the idea that killing without justification is wrong. Others of them are unique to a particular culture, place and time. In ancient Rome, for example, one of the guiding principles was that of polytheism. It was perfectly acceptable for someone to worship whatever god they chose to follow, as long as they didn’t make any claims to be the only god. Obviously Judaism and early Christianity ran afoul of this principle, and as a result they found themselves on the margins of Roman society pretty quickly.
In the western world today, we also have a set of guiding principles.