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Culture of Rudeness Contributing to Government Dependency

majer Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 10:35 AM
This is an excellent article. Our culture needs an overhaul, and it must start with the parents and the schools. Unfortunately, millions of parents are mental adolescents, having themselves been raised by mental adolescents. Likewise, millions of teachers are also perpetual adolescents, having themselves been turned out by the failing schools they now work for, schools where they were pampered and babied and given trophies for achieving nothing. A perfect example of how we infantilize our society (and encourage its rude and petulant behavior) is the fact that obamacare allows "kids" to stay on their parents' insurance till age 26. At age 26, I had been on my own, working for three years, and had my own family.
rosalyn3 Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 2:03 PM
Someone quoted this maxim to me,so I don't know who said it and I may get some of the wording wrong, but here it is. "Maturity is not a matter of age. It is a matter of a personal responsibility." I know SO MANY people who are even in their 60's and still not mature! By 26 I had been married and widowed with one child and I had been on my own for 6 years.
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...