The evil fruits of Carpe Diem. We live in a culture of Carpe Diem. The culture we now live in does not uphold loyalty as a virtue; it upholds fun over loyalty. Consequently, many are “Living Sick and Dying Young in Rich America.”That is why people leak secrets of their jobs, betray people who trusted them so much because they believe in having fun more than being loyal. Domestic violence keeps increasing because people care much about themselves than others. They watch pornography and try to use the information on their significant others who cannot measure to that illusion sold on the giant screen. This irritates them, and they turn violent. Pornography and other societal vices have added impetus to the increase in domestic violence.
The last but not the least is because the abused neither speak out nor speak up. I still remember when I was a young leader. We visited another leader, and he told us something. We were talking about a scene in church that was caused by another leader's wife. He told us that his wife cannot behave like that. He said to us, " You see my wife sitting there, she is very stubborn. That is her whip over there, pointing at a whip hung behind a picture frame that was hung on the wall. On our way back, the young man asked me, " Saint, did you hear what he said? I told him that I heard very well, but we will take car e of it. One day, I visited him but I met only his wife. She told me that her husband still beat her up. She knew that I was the only one who could bring it in the open without fear or respect of person. She pled with me not to let him know that she told me. I went to him, and I said, " Elder, I heard that you used to beat your wife, and you confirmed it yourself. If I ever hear it again, I will expose it in church. Months later, I asked the wife, and she said, " Thank you so much. He has changed so much and so fast." It is important to expose wife or husband abusers. If you don't do that, they persist with their evil ways, but if you expose them, they may abandon it.