The scourge of modern life is the isolation of the individual. Human beings are social creatures made to live in cooperative groups. Most people in modern society lead lonely lives.
Its indifference, people don't really care any more, life has become so difficult it takes so much mental strength to get by, be a parent, work, do relationships, that caring about your society and the people around you is way down the list if its even on it
dave748 has it exactly!
Same things as centuries before. Same old issues.
Lack of personal responsibility.