posted on Oct, 12 2012 @ 09:33 PM
Something I've been thinking about today. Some people have been claiming that there's a lot of disrespectful people out there who are very rude to
I have an idea on what may be causing this increased lack of respect.
I think it's because that in a civilized society, you are not allowed to react with a physical action, such as punching someone for calling you a
In a civilized society, violence is not acceptable, and for some reason it doesn't matter who caused it or what the cause of the reaction is. It is
Unfortunately, this has a bad side effect or two.
The first is the message that you are not allowed to defend yourself because you might hurt someone else.
The second is, that since there is no fear of retaliation, you don't have to respect someone and you can say anything you want to. Because a strong
person will not allow themselves to be hurt by mere words. Or so they say.
And this is what breeds the lack of respect.
Think about it. Why should one control their mouth if no one is going to break their nose?
Why should a person have any respect for another person? There is nothing a person can do to earn respect. A title? An education Absolutely
meaningless to some people. Why should they be respected? After all, it's just mere words.
And since people aren't really being taught about respect, that is to say, control what they say, since it doesn't matter, well, why the hell not?
There is no repercussions at all if you just sit there and antagonize a person all to hell and back. Absolutely none.
And when there is no repercussions, that only encourages bad behavior.
Because you see, without any incentive to behave properly, most people just won't.
The only real incentive to watching your mouth, at least as far as I know, is the threat of physical action. If you know if someone is not going to
break your nose, you just don't care and will do what you can to antagonize a person. After all, in a civilized society, one that values freedom of
speech, people's feelings just don't matter.
So, this is what I think actually causes the increasing amount of disrespectful and rude people.
It's because we have a civilized society that values free speech but does not allow for physical altercations. This removes any incentive to treat
people with respect.
Think about it.
(By you I mean in a general sense, nothing specific)