I have heard more people complain about the rudeness of others in the last week than I can ever remember (And unfortunately have been an eyewitness to my share!) People who won’t move out of the way for a mother with a baby stroller, another who wouldn’t open a door for an elderly man, and someone who got all “snippy” instead of attempting to use common everyday logical problem solving techniques. So, I ask.. where did we go wrong or is there some cosmic explanation?
Now I like to think that I am one of those people who see the good in a person before the bad. Maybe as a psychologist I have seen really dark sides to some people, so others pale in comparison. And this is not to say that rudeness is common to only one age group or demographic. Nope. It seems to be rampant among all age groups, lately. Except for babies, they get an exemption.
I am not sure I have an answer to how we combat rudeness and put common courtesy back in to our everyday skill set. So, please help me out and let me know how you stop pervasive rudeness / bullying among those who should know better.
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p.s. If you wish to listen to my interview this past Tuesday with Susan Ferris, click here for your listening options. Transcript will be posted later today on this blog.