In the last century, from the 60’s to the 90’s, there was a decline of 28% in the index on trust among people in the United States and Great Britain.
How does such a steep decline come about in so short a time? The main reason is a lot of people are no longer sincere. When people lack sincerity, they no longer trust each other.
More importantly, despite uninterrupted progress in our society, the index on happiness continues to decline, while divorce, suicide, and crime rates keep rising. Depression is even more of a problem.
How do we resolve these problems? I personally believe Buddhist philosophy can play a very significant role in this area.
~Depicted from ARE YOU READY FOR HAPPINESS - Spiritual Equipment for Modern Times