Remedy to Immoralities That Are Part of Society Today

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It is undeniable that the computer and Internet play and important role in our daily lives. Today, many issues have been raised regarding the decline in morality and the pornification of culture. These issues have become a serious problem around the world and it leaves a big impact on many people regardless of their age, culture and religion. Muslims and non-Muslims are concerned on what the future brings if actions are not taken to decrease these bad influences that are getting more influential especially to the youths. Morality issues mainly come from the mass media such as music videos, movies, video games, magazines also social networks. Some believe that this new ‘culture’ cannot be stopped. However; there are actions that can be taken to reduce it to the minimum in order for the current and future generation to lead a good and healthy lifestyle.
Back in the days, alcohol and drugs are considered as taboo in the society either in the East or the West. In Britain today, many teenagers are involved in binge drinking at an early age. They would semiconsciously walk around the streets late at night and some were picked up by the “booze bus” to be sent to the hospital to keep them out of trouble (Binge Drinking, 2012). Other immoralities such as drug abuse and pre-marital sex have become a major concern to many people including the government. The immoralities portrayed by teenagers today can affect the number of skilled workers and economic status of the country.
Malaysia, a Muslim majority country, is also facing the same problem. Drugs and alcohol are consumed in an unrestrained manner and drug dealers are getting more inventive in transporting drugs in and out of the country (Four Arrested, Drugs Worth RM2m , 2013). Many te...

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... bad influences can be repelled by youths for the betterment of their future. Youths today are the leaders of tomorrow. If morality and religion is not taken seriously, raising the status of their country in the future will be more complicated that it already is. Thus, all parties play an important role in promoting awareness to the youngsters about the importance of morality and religion in everyday life. New leaders are needed, religious programs have to be introduced and superstars who have the potential to give positive influences are one of the many ways to reduce the corruption in the new culture today. These proposed alternatives will not only benefit the present generation but also the future generations as well. As Muslims, problems faced by the society should not be ignored and it is everyone’s responsibility to urge the youths to return to the right path.

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