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Culture of Rudeness Contributing to Government Dependency

jrchambers Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 3:46 AM
Good job, Rachel! As a junior high school teacher, I fought the battle for many years. Courtesy was not a hidden curriculum. It was required. I was able to get away with it because I won the respect of my students. It can be done, but it takes work. It also takes visits to the homes of students. I have told parents to teach their sons/daughters courtesy. I won't bore you with some of my experiences, but...........what adventures! What beautiful memories. They outweigh the other ones.
As rudeness is becoming increasingly common in our culture, Americans are finding it more difficult to work with each other. Far too many people now lack morals and manners. The U.S. has become a materialistic culture full of self-interest and lacking in respect for humanity. The outward manifestation of this is an inability to get along with others.

This culture of rudeness has deeply impacted the workplace environment. Too many Americans cannot hold jobs because both employers and employees refuse to behave civilly towards each other. There is less forgiveness and there are fewer efforts being made to solve...