Are Parents to Blame for Increasing Rudeness?
What do you think?
Here's one reader's response:
Where's all this increased rudeness coming from? It comes from a lot of factors. Religion (lack of it, actually): Most religions teach respect, empathy and compassion. When that's taken out of the schools and out of the context of the fabric of society, then out goes politeness. Ethics just doesn't cut it anymore, because ethics is driven by the bottom line. Even Christians have become rude! I've written about that in my blog (Marlon's Brain-Blog)if you're interested.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 8:22:06 PM
When people become rude, it can happen to anyone. It can even be that the person is having a bad day. It can be all sorts of reasons. It can be an interpretation. It can be a cultural thing... if you were to go to a country where it is rude as well as against the law to spit, they will interpret what you did as rude and arrest you for it.
Rudeness is sometimes just up to the person who has the perception or it is legit. And the thing that I try to remember is to be a model for other people.
But sometimes I am not. In this era as well as all others, there are always things that can get you down or hurt you. Just do the best that you can do.
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