A post such as this has been on the books for some time, now, with the advent of a few circumstances it was impossible to ignore. I’m not saying that it is only with ‘younger people’, by no account, as ‘bad manners knows no age’!
Also, there’s no reflection on ones’ own parents, this to some respect does help. Perhaps it depends on how much the person felt ‘rebellious’ at a younger age… perhaps also, their ‘current friends’ and merely a need to ‘be heard’ even if it’s in a rude manner. Maybe it’s merely something they can then ‘discuss’ with their friends? To be honest, it’s all a little ‘lost on me’ and I’m in no way a psychologist either; and not that they would necessarily be correct in deducing the ‘reasons’ either.. 😀
The post was hurried along by a few situations recently, as I mentioned.. some wp forum ‘goings on’. Also another: If I received 2 polite little ‘tweets’, out of the blue, from distant contacts from overseas, it would be a welcomed surprise also finding it to be one of the few ‘benefits’ of Twitter at all, as the greater part my twitter ‘friends’ are mostly ‘strangers’ to me. 🙂 Regardless, all you can do is deduce, at least, that they may have some ‘issues’ and experiences that you have no idea about.
On another note: how many of you like myself, almost seem to be apologising even when it is not ‘due’…? Perhaps to somewhat resolve a moment and situation, I know I do; to at least see where you stand or even to promote a certain kind of ambience where it will also be ‘returned’… Albeit, that is not often the case is it? Apologies are seemingly ‘out of fashion’ a lot of the time people just ignore the issue, preferring instead to act like nothing happened at all. The old adage of ‘never apologise, never explain’ is a sad way to live in my view. Explanations as part of justifications for untoward behaviour and apologies are the balm of particular value in being a ‘humane human being’; with a willingness to express regrets for what has been done / taken place can help to mend and alleviate a situation. Which seems sad when many people seem so very opposed to admitting blame, even when warranted (of course..) preferring to ‘live a lie’.
As my Mother would have said: ‘Never let the sun go down with an argument unresolved’ 🙂
Manners are something used every day to make a good impression on others and to feel good about oneself. No matter where you are – at home, work, or with friends – practicing good manners is important.
Good manners are more than opening doors and writing thank you notes. While opening doors for others and writing notes is nice, true courtesy goes deeper. Being polite and courteous means considering how others are feeling.
If you practice good manners, you are showing those around you that you are considerate of their feelings and respectful. You are also setting standards for others’ behavior and encouraging them to treat you with similar respect.
Every culture and individual may have different rules or feelings about what is polite or is not polite.
Treating others the way you would like to be treated is the easiest rule to follow and encourages others to treat you in kind. Even the most polite people in the world can occasionally say the wrong thing or make mistakes, but being kind, considerate, and generous on a daily basis shows true manners. We can’t police ourselves all the time, but before you say or do something, ask yourself how you would feel if others said or did that to you. The more you practice this rule, the more natural and easier it becomes.
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Interesting how manners have changed through the years. In person is one thing, seems to be another. I wonder about the influence of reality TV …. thus also wondering if reality TV mimics life or is life mimicking reality TV? … Nonetheless, some see manners throughout life.
Most obviously, I believe a certain ‘mutual respect’ is greatly lacking these days.
Not sure about ‘reality tv’ as I never watch it. Alas, it would definitely reflect life as unique to the respective nations I would think.
I also maintain that ‘technology’ as in mobile phones has more to answer for like my article entitled Communication Breakdown shows.
Thanks for stopping by Frank
… now that I know where to look for the new posts. 😉 … so I subscribed to make it easier. 🙂
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