Is Politeness and Courtesy outdated in today's world?

October 9, 2008 10:02am CST
The waythings ae moving it appears no one really cares for anyone else. People are slowly becoming self centred, rude and impolite. Families are brekingup. Divorces are taking place faster thn marriages. We have become less tolerant thanwe used to be. We would rather smash a door ina person's face than hold it open for people. We can't take criticism. Cases of road rage are on the increase. Cases of children picking up guns and going on a shooting spree are on the increase. What is the cause of this? Why has this change in attitudes taken place? Are the parents to blame? Are teachers to blame,Is it tehmedia which is responsible or is it the political system which is the root cause of this decadence?
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4 responses
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
Hi there mercuryman3a! There are a lot of factors that brought about such change in behavior among people. The environment they are in is a big factor. Their peers would be another factor. The parents, teachers and even the media must be able to provide guidance and enlightenment. We may not really be able to control such changes as they take place but we can always work together to make this world a great place to live in. We can't simply ignore what is going around us...
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
9 Oct 08
no, not at all. as long as there are people who would never forget to teach their kids or anyone good manner then it will never fade.
@thanujad (405)
• Sri Lanka
9 Oct 08
Yes all those things counts. But most of all if parents can give their kids a happy home, happy child hood while teaching them about family values and good behavier this problem could be over come even if anyone tries to change it. Now a days people seems too busy and they don't have the time foe their families. So how can the parent's teach kids? But I feel that parents should think of their kids future than earning money. They should realize that money is not everything. Recently I had to go to courts for a case and I was shocked to see the number of Divorce cases that they were taking up that day. There were more than 100 and 99% couples were very young. I think the parents of these young ones are to be blamed for this situation.
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
hey i never thought of it that being polite and courteous could ever be outdated. As long as there is someone like us who are willing to continue this traits of ours then it would never be extinct. Unless we let it happen it will