Is Common Courtesy Now A Thing Of Our Past?

This is Rory’s theme for his questions this week.
You can read his own take here

There are many forms of discourteous behaviour …

What are your Top 5 bugbears?
People not saying thank you
People not clearing up after themselves, or their dogs
Profiteering because of the season
Taking advantage of someone unable to stand up for themselves
Government (and their friends) not abiding by the Covid rules they set

Do you believe that
1] common courtesy is dead and
2] that political correctness and equality may have a stake in the problem itself or
do you believe it is purely and simply a lack of concern for people?

1. I don’t think it’s necessarily dead, just misplaced or forgotten because so few people practice it.
2. Political Correctness has got out of control to ridiculous boundaries and scenarios.
The most innocent of comments or actions will end up offending someone.

We may not be showing a lack of concern of people, but when our own good intentions come back to bite you in the bum, you question yourself and your reasons for trying to care.

Finally, should we all just join the ‘F##k You Squad!’ and become less respectful to people?

There are a lot of people already doing that, only out for themselves, and woe betide anyone who gets in their way, thinks or looks different, or has the nerve to stand up for what they believe.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Is Common Courtesy Now A Thing Of Our Past?

  1. Patty Gordon says:

    I wrote a blog post a while back on this same type of subject matter. Kindness is so rare these days in some circles. It’s sad that itself the exception and not the rule. https://365momme.com/2019/11/16/thoughts-on-kindness-featuring-topics-from-the-purpose-show-podcast/

  2. This is a very interesting post, Di. I think that PC and trying to do the right thing have become so ridiculous that whatever you do will be wrong. It creates a barrier to kindness because you can get rebuffed or worse. There are some very odd ideas about freedom of speech too. Some people think they have the right to heckle anyone who has a different opinion to theirs even if it is just as viable. The human rights of one person shouldn’t infringe the human rights of another person.

  3. aguycalledbloke says:

    Very valid answers indeed Di, leading into another question later this month – so many thanks for taking part 🙂

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