I’ve been having discussions that have caused me to do a lot of thinking about the idea that we are “getting better” as a society, as humanity. C.S. Lewis referred to this as “chronological snobbery”. And whether you are the type who makes fun of Lewis or not, one must admit that we write off the past generations pretty quickly, when seldom are our solutions incredibly better (if even new).
What do you think? Is humanity, society, getting better?