Tuesday, September 29, 2009

On Having Manners and Being Nice

Have we forgotten how to be nice?

In a society which PRAISES others for their ability to deflate egos, is it that hard for people to remember how to be just. . .nice.

Remember when. . .

people said "please" and "thank you" without prompting?

people didn't text or tweet in class, church, or while driving?

men held the doors open for ladies with their hands full?  Or anytime?

people were rewarded for their hard work?

sometimes good enough just wasn't good enough--and that was ok because it taught us to work harder, not feel sorry for that poor soul that didn't get a prize like the winner.

we took care of our neighbors and didn't expect a reward or payback?

What has happened to us?

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