Sure, we have the internet now. But, basical things have not changed really. (See other topic, girls still making make-ups as in old days. Why do they have to do that? Men need to question themselves.)
There are plenty of basic things which have changed though. (Or do you still hunt Mammoths with a spear?) I guess most girls actually like their make-up, and enjoy their private moments of taking care of themselves.
You mentioning Holland, probably as an example of an highly developed country of today world, right?
I'm not arrogant, although I might pose, boast and joke about my own country sometimes, but that's not always serious. I'm pretty happy to live here most of the time, we still have reasonably low crime rates, and there's not too much violence. I disagree about the direction in which some politicians are trying to take us, but apart from all of that I'm proud of our country, our big mouths, our mentality and our way of dealing with things. I'm well aware of the fact that Holland used to be one of the most conservative countries in Europe in the past though!
I guess Sweden is not much different. (but, still, they are about same old thing, sexual abuse, etc.)
Unfortunately, violence, hatred, abuse and sexual abuse occurs in all countries, with no exceptions, which is why we shouldn't sweep those subjects under the rug and pretend it's not happening. I think the more open a society gets though, the lesser we'll see of this ugly behavior. So that's a good thing about trying to be a transparant, progressive and open-minded society, instead of being an overly proud nation who can't deal with the truth because it might ''shame them'' in any way. I mean, whatever horrible things someone else does, it's not my shame to bear, but I won't look the other way if I can help it.
Yes, we hear higher divorce rates, etc more in Western Europe in particular and in developed West in general.
Yes, and I've mentioned the main reasons for that, which isn't necessarily a negative thing given the circumstances. Or do you think we should go back to our old ways, and overpopulate the whole world, and start even more wars because we're running out of resources and living space? Being single or having no children isn't necessarily a negative thing. (You have freedom.)
We also hear higher rate of different sexual orientations such as transsexuals, etc etc. You think these are changes?
No I don't, because I know that people who have different sexual orientations have always existed, for as long as humanity has. Before Christianity came to Europe, people viewed this behavior as socially acceptable.
No, we just hear voices from richer communities more.
Which isn't necessarily a bad thing in general.
There is nothing to be done by a poor.
You couldn't be more wrong. If you look at history, you'll see that it's actually poor people who have changed a lot, for better and worse. Napoleon Bonaparte was nothing more than a Corporal. Vladimir Putin came from an extremely poor family, and even had to eat rats for dinner sometimes. Lech Wałęsa was a simple Electrician who decided he had it with the way things were going. Barack Obama was the son of an immigrant, who left his family and went back to Kenia. (Just to mention a few people!) Sure, political figures are sometimes nothing more than a puppet to their richer manipulators/sponsors/masters, but they do change a lot of things, and not always in the way that the elite wants them to. Take Adolf Hitler for example, he failed his education miserably, and had even been homeless for periods of time. Not exactly someone you would expect to end up as one of the worst dictators in European history, would you? So if there's one thing we can learn from our history, it's that we should never underestimate anyone just because they're poor or unsuccesful.
But let's not deviate too much from the topic, shall we? (I'm afraid none of this has anything to do with age differences in relationships!)