Americans Are Rude, Thoughtless And Inconsiderate. How Far Will We Go?

Thought Catalog

Rude, thoughtless, inconsiderate behavior has become a national epidemic that reflects badly on each of us as individuals and collectively as a society.

I realize that it is all but impossible to explore the sad state of discourtesy in America without sounding like a grumpy old man, but it’s pretty bad. It was brought home to me recently while watching Gran Torino, the Clint Eastwood movie. Eastwood, in fact, plays a grumpy old man who is disgusted by and disconnected with his poorly behaved grandchildren. You know kids like these, we all do. But the real kicker was the crude, tough-talking, and mindless young gang-bangers in the film who were devoid of even a sliver of civil behavior. Sure, it’s only a movie, but just go to a mall and look around; that kind of attitude and behavior is the norm, not the exception.

Once I was at a gas…

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