The modern society we live in today is a result of a long and tumultuous evolution.
After centuries of industrialization, technological advances, ever-changing social movements and civil changes, our world has evolved into one of greater convenience and higher speed.
We, as humans, have become increasingly dependent on the technologies made available to us, from communication to transportation, our lives are surrounded by the constant availability of these tools and solutions.
With the world becoming more globalized, our societies have become more diverse and our culture more heterogeneous.
This has enabled us to benefit from different perspectives and the diverse ways of life that different cultures express.
At the same time, this globalization forces us to face multiple problems.
Contemporary society is often characterized by materialism, consumerism and even hedonism, which can lead to a growing gap between the haves and have-nots, and the erosion of social and human values.
The supposed convenience of our electronic devices has also consciously or subconsciously instilled within us a sense of urgency, and with it, a drop in the quality of life.
The pressure to keep up with the demands of the 21st century, such as keeping up with the Joneses, can often lead us to forget what truly matters.
The role of education is crucial in creating awareness about our current societal problems and the need to work together towards more sustainable solutions.
Education can also help us connect and build stronger communities, and spread the message of human rights. If we want to create a better society, we need to learn how to respect, tolerate, and appreciate different cultures and beliefs.
We must also learn to act responsibly and ethically as our actions will shape our society tomorrow.