It used to be that art imitated life. Now it's life imitating "art". With communication making the world (for us any) an impossibly small place, it's not surprising that our society is devolving. There is a term in psychoanalysis - the pleasure principle - that among other things speaks to our human impulse to seek instant gratification. I think in our society today we are reaching a breaking point and the pursuit of common sense, discipline, and personal responsibility along with avoidance of self-indulgence and an "if it feels good, do it" mentality needs to swing back and find a sensible and balance middle ground.