Does history show that people are becoming more civilized?
In some ways, I can say that we're becoming more civilized. Take medical care, for example. We live a long life today, and cancers are becoming curable disease. My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer two years ago, and at first the doctor said that her cancer was in its terminal stage. Fortunately, thorough examinations revealed that her cancer was benign and now she lives a healthy life with periodical medical checkup. Technology has made incredible progress as well, and we have a wide variety of devices ranging from personal computers to mobile phones today. Young students are familiar with technology and e-learning system is ubiquitous all over the world. I, myself, take an online course of the University of the Air now. I thoroughly enjoyed learning psycology and education which are useful in my teaching career.
I'm satisfied with our civilized society, yet I'm partly opposed to the idea that history shows that people are becoming more civilized. "Civilized" means "having laws and customs that are fair and morally acceptable," yet we still have countless wars, conflicts, hunger and other problems that our ancestors had. History repeats itself, and we should learn something valued from it. Unfortunately, it seems to me that we haven't been matured enough to be aware of civilization.
In conclusion, I cannot say people are becoming more civilized yet. When we can solve a lot of problems in our society, such as wars, conflicts, hunger and so on, I suppose I'll be for the idea.