Respect to teachers and elders up to the 60's

United States
March 1, 2007 4:33pm CST
Anyone remember those days? Never cursing at an elder or a teacher. Saying please and thank you. Opening doors for an older person. Going to school and learning without disapline all day. Can you add anything to this?
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Oh, I remember those days. I often wonder where they went. They seem to be dust in the wind. I wish people put more emphasis on family values and moral responsibilities. As a child I would never think about acting up in a public place. I didn't talk back to my elders. I never got in trouble in school, well until I was a teenager, but I was always respectful of my teachers. Knowing our neighbors also seems to be a thing of the past.... Used to be you knew almost everyone in your town.. Long lost are those days, to me anyway...lol
• United States
1 Mar 07
They are lost to me too, and I honestly miss them.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I went to a Catholic grade school in the late 50's and 60's. You didn't dare sass a teacher or nun, lest you find your butt nailed to a cross. lol. I still say please and thank you as do most of those around me. I still open doors for people and have seen others do the same. But you have a point in that manners and courtesy appear to be going the way of the hula-hoop.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I do remember the good old days. Now adays people are in too much of a rush all the time. And the kids are out of controll and spoiled rotten. I dont think we will ever see those days again.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
1 Mar 07
We used to call elderly people by Mr Or Mrs. Never by there first name. Always get up and let a woman or an elderly person sit in our place. Help women or elderly put groceries in their car even if you did not know them.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
2 Mar 07
Oh yes I remember lol, we wouldn't dare to. We would never have got away with the Kids get away with today. I would not like to be Teacher today I have to admit that.
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@coolcatzz (1587)
• Canada
2 Mar 07
Yes I remember those days well. I grew up in the 70's and in those days if you were speaking to a friends parent you would call them Mr or Mrs. Now a days the kids don't do that, they call you by your first name. Even still I have seen some people call their own parent by their first name. I was always taught to say please and thank you and have the utmost respect for my elders. I don't know where, when and why it ever changed.
2 Mar 07
Manners and respecting the elders are a thing of the past. I wasn't even allowed to say "yeah" to my parents without getting clipped. We had to be home before 6 for dinner every night. We earned our allowances by doing chores. If our grades dropped, our allowance was put in a jar till our grades improved. We didn't have our own tv's let the kids do nowadays. Gifts were what could be afforded, never put on credit. I was taught manners, it's a pity it seems like a thing of the past. Where has respect gone?
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
2 Mar 07
if you didn't do those things you a spanked or better yet your moth washed out with soap. You always had be home for dinner- when the family ate together. Come in when the street lights came on - no later. Never late for school or palying hooky (unless you were a high school senior) or the truent office would find you. And alwsys remember cross at the green and not in between.
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
2 Mar 07
Always put Aunt or Uncle in front of their names Standing on the bus and giving your seat to an elderly person Doing your chores without being asked
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• United States
2 Mar 07
Dont talk back. Not on a week night. Be home by 10.30 Earn your pocket money TABLE MANNERS.
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