I don't know. Maybe because being nice to people can be easily seen as weakness? So people think they have to be indifferent or cruel to be seen as "strong"?
Do you mean Today, January 11, 2017?
Or, more like "these days"?
I can't think of any reason for "today" specifically. But, I do think that people over time are becoming more self centered. And, there may be something to what Sofia and Trooper said too - you know putting out a tough guy vibe.
Oh I have been wondering that too. I was raised to be kind to others. I try my best but when pushed to far, sometimes I break. Sadly when I do I end up feeling bad.
I have noticed a lack of even basic good manners among some people. And what's worse is "Oh, that's just me." or "You know how I am." is apparently now a reasonable response for bad behavior.
It doesn't feel like it
I guess people are so weary of others that they refuse to trust or show anything in fear that they can be screwed over.
sometimes , turning cold to the rest of the world is the only way you can protect yourself . once you show people emotion , they want in . and letting people in is a very , very dangerous game .
Human kindness still exists. Use yours to draw more kind people. Don't feed the trolls...give the rude ones the silent treatment.