Is Asking For Common Courtesy An Extreme Response To Incivility?

We can’t seem to expect courtesy as a normal part of living, and so we resort to creating special areas in which people agree, by entering the roped-off space, to temporarily forgo barbarity. But it is a sad substitute for basic manners. It is an admission that we’ve abandoned any hope of encouraging thoughtful regard for others outside these narrow zones. And it doesn’t produce courtesy, just a stern vigilantism of inflexible rules.

Tech Nuts Too Rude for Food

The New York Post By AMBER SUTHERLAND and CLAYTON JONES Last Updated: 1:23 PM, October 6, 2010 It’s enough to give you indigestion. In an era when compulsive technology freaks find silence deafening, diners texting, tweeting, e-mailing or gabbing on cellphones in restaurants are ruining New Yorkers’ appetites. A new Zagat survey of 40,000 New […]

Lack of civility is bad example – Washington Times

This wonderfully written article in today’s Washington Times reflects my own opinion about recent incivilities in the sports world reported on in the news. HAGELIN: Lack of civility is bad example – Washington Times Shared via AddThis