What manners are missing in society?
Asked by Josh Board
October 21, 2009
From Clairemont (Distribution Company)
It would be lack of respect. That could be for other people or oneself. I think people don’t respect themselves, and they aren’t responsible for their actions. A lot of kids in this new generation don’t seem to respect adults.
From Carlsbad (Student)
People not being polite and just getting pissed off so quickly. You see this most commonly when you’re in your car. You might not see somebody and you accidentally cut them off; before you can even say sorry, they’re flipping you off or cursing you out. It’s probably why you see so much road rage. You don’t even have a chance to let them know you didn’t see them.
From La Jolla (Baker)
Respect. I feel the youth of America, mostly teenagers, aren’t as respectful as older generations were. Think about adults in the ’50s and ’60s and how their kids respected them. In our apartment complex, my next-door neighbors party almost every night. Not loud music, but just talking and making a lot of noise. They’re not even thinking about how it sounds to people living nearby.
From Chula Vista (Contractor)
I don’t know. The other day I saw a guy walk into a store without holding a door open for the woman behind him. Yet I see many others holding doors for women. Although, if you watch most couples, the husband or boyfriend doesn’t open the car door for his lady. My grandfather hates all the guys wearing baseball caps indoors. He claims it’s horrible etiquette, even though society has changed from the way it was years ago.
From Banker’s Hill (Massage Therapist)
I think family values and morals are missing in today’s society. Also, the way people interact with other people and how they judge themselves and others. I think there aren’t enough good role models. And people aren’t aware of the high psychological impact on what people view about life. People also don’t cut out and abstain from things that aren’t good for them. It creates excess.
From La Jolla (Research Assistant)
It would be manners that relate to people on the road. When I’m merging on the 805, the on-ramp has two roads becoming one. Usually cars space themselves properly, but there always seems to be people that double up and just cut right in. Another time, I was in the fast lane, going well over the speed limit, and a car came up behind me and started cursing at me for not moving over fast enough. He didn’t give me time, and besides, all the traffic in front of us was stopping. So, there really wasn’t a reason to move over.