Why are some people bitter

United States
October 31, 2006 5:46pm CST
There is alot of rude people out there I went to the store and no one holds the door open no more or say thanks you
10 responses
• United States
1 Nov 06
We are living in a society that has forgotten manners. I have always been a firm believer in treating others the way you expect to be treated yourself. When I am passing a person on the street I always say hello! Sometimes we even engage in conversation. I let people out into traffic, I allow people to cross the street, etc. We have forgotten how to be polite.
• United States
2 Nov 06
Yes polite what is that people do not know
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
31 Oct 06
People are too self involved nowdays. I got on a tram the other day and here I was a tiny petite girl alone, trying to lug a pram up 4 stairs onto a tram and not one person on the crowded tram even offered to help. Then when I got off, same story, and the tram driver almost shut the door on me for being too slow. People are selfish and don't care about one another anymoe. There is too mush doubt and distrust in the world, but I find it disgusting to be honest...
• United States
2 Nov 06
Yes you are right they do not care to help you if you need help with things you cousl be broke down and people will pass you by
@smuggeridge (2157)
31 Oct 06
thats because we don't know what to do anymore. I was in a shop the other day and held the door open for a woman who had a go at me and called me a sexist pig, seemed a little rude to say the least. Although i know what you mean, i usually try to hold the door for people but you very rarely get a thankyou (not like its the hardest of things to say) so i don't see the point of being friendly if no one is going to be nice back
• United States
1 Nov 06
I know that how I feel I can not believe that you where called that .
@remaster74 (4065)
• Greece
31 Oct 06
Yes, you are right. I think people are more today than ever. It's the solitude that has done this. I mean the soul solitude. It's weird how people get strangers even though they live in large groups. I think if the ones that realise the problem start sharing this "hello" it will turn again around to that day of less rude people!!!
• United States
1 Nov 06
Yeh that is really true.
@Clubber (141)
1 Nov 06
I totally understand what you mean, I've been brought up to always be polite. I think it begins there. If children aren't encouraged to be polite, then they'll never think they need to be throughout life. I think it also has something to do with the people you surround yourself with regularly, if they aren't polite, it tends to rub off onto everyone else, and thus begins a ripple effect. I've always checked behind me when walking through a door, it's force of habit, I think it's partly to do with my size aswell as my upbringing, I regularly check around me in crowded places so that I don't walk into little children, elderly people, shorter people etc. Just the same as I'll always hold a door if I've opened it and someone is walking towards it from the otherside, or through behind me, regardless of whether I get a thankyou, that's just an added bonus. Just yesterday, I was waiting at the bus stop in town, and an elderly lady was having trouble stepping up onto the bus. I felt disgusted at how everyone in the queue infront of me was just staring at her and not doing a thing. In the end I just walked around them and lifted her up onto the step gently, to which I received a shocked expression and then a thankyou. I wouldn't think twice about doing it again. The same as I've helped mothers with pushchairs, women and men struggling with bags. I've even stood out in the road on a zebra crossing so an elderly person felt safe whilst crossing. I'd like to think that when I'm in need of assistance, someone would be kind enough to help me out, especially when I'm older. I've always been reminded by my elders that manners don't cost a thing. I just wish others would remember that.
• United States
1 Nov 06
I guess there are a lot of factors like childhood, past memories and experiences which showed them the "wrong right"
@micheller (1365)
• United States
1 Nov 06
i have no idea. but i do agree that there are many rude people out there.
@nextgen (1888)
• India
1 Nov 06
I do agree with you. It could be because of many problems which comes to an individual life which gives him stress, he gets frustrated and becomes bitter.
@rockslide (689)
• United States
1 Nov 06
I think we should try and educate people on this subject. Cant we all just get along neighbor. Hidee Ho
• United States
1 Nov 06
I experience that on a regular basis. It sure is sad. I think the worst are the drivers. I will signal to make a right turn into my driveway and i still have people get pissed off. I give them plenty of notice of my intentions to turn right. they will zoom around me while I am waiting for oncomming traffic to cease so that I can turn into my driveway flipping me off, shining high beams at me, yelling at me, and riding my rear all the way sometimes. It's very sad.