Saturday, September 22, 2007

Politeness

Whatever happened to politeness? We teach our children to say please, thank you, to be considerate of others and to show respect to their elders. I don't know that this is the way of the world anymore. It seems like the "squeaky wheels get the grease" in this society.
The children who are polite become young adults that have to deal with people who trample on feelings, personal space and friends like a doormat at central station after a tramp in the mud!
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The Golden Rule now has the potential to be the Golden Fool! When we believe that people will not steal, will not talk behind our backs, will not share our every personal secret, etc. |because| we won't or wouldn't do that, we have a rude awakening in the real world. High school doesn't end in high school anymore, now the bullies and the cheats carry their ways into the world, squishing polite and respectable souls everywhere they go.
"Do unto others..." has now become "Fight Fire with Fire". Because not many are left that understand the Golden Rule.
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