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What is wrong with our world in General!

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posted on Apr, 16 2007 @ 03:03 PM

What is wrong with our WORLD IN GENERAL !!!!!!!!

A handshake is a short ritual in which two people grasp their right or left hands, often accompanied by a brief shake of the grasped hands. The handshake is initiated when the two hands touch, immediately. It is commonly done upon meeting, parting, offering congratulations, or completing an agreement. Its purpose is to demonstrate good will, and possibly originated as a gesture showing that the hand holds no weapon.

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posted on Apr, 16 2007 @ 03:03 PM
This is what our \"WORLD\" as a whole has come to the assumption of ... that the handshakes purpose was to show that the person coming in contact with the other was doing such as a good faith GESTURE ?!?!?!

Even as I was growing up this was not taught to me as this ... I was wondering to everyone else here at ATS ...

What is a handshake to you ???

Or possibly even to your FAMILY ???
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posted on Apr, 16 2007 @ 03:29 PM
I'm not sure how the handshake or the legend of it is what's wrong with our world (followed by eight exclamation ponts). The handshake origins are lost to history. If it was a no weapon thing, then the left-handed villians would have killed a lot of people I'm thinking.

Why do some cultures bow, kiss, hug, rub noses, use a raised open hand, and yet others shake hands?

I've heard that in "proper" society, kissing was frowned on and the left hand was used as the "bathroom hand" so shaking with the right was a way to greet someone, yet keep your distance. Who knows?

In the end, there are lots of reasons a handshake is used.
- check the person sleeve for weapons or cards
- to make an agreement
- say hello or good-bye
- in use by secret societies
- sizing someone up (in business)
- etc, etc

Then let's not forget the "slang" handshakes.
- slapping palms
- the high five
- the fist bump
- bumping knuckles
- etc

So again, I'm not really sure how this ritual makes the world a bad place. I'm thinking waving is about the same. Wave hello, good-bye, it's ok, come over here, stop, help, etc, etc.

Maybe waving is what's wrong with the world.

posted on Apr, 16 2007 @ 03:32 PM
A handshake to me is a mutual sign of respect for one another, both the same and one hand shakes as does the other, meaning ones actions affect others. I'd like to know who invented full on tongueing!

posted on Apr, 16 2007 @ 04:28 PM
I shake hands with everyone when I meet them for the 1st time and sometimes the 2nd time(depending on how formal the 1st meeting was or how long it's been since I've seen them, etc..) I extend My hand out of goodwill and respect. Since I'm a women and have a very firm handshake and I'm usually the initiator it throws men off at times. I make direct eye contact, smile, introduce Myself if someone hasn't done it already and tell them what a pleasure it is to meet them. Some men seem rather uncomfortable and have even had a hard time with the direct eye contact thing(?), but I've been given compliments as well. Sometimes I even cup My other hand around theirs, kinda like a hand sandwich(again depending on who it is and the situation). My shake can be as firm as My resolve in a difficult situation or soft and warm when holding an elderly persons hand. My Dad will shake hands on the 1st encounter because it's expected somehow but My brothers usually just nod and say "Hey, what's up Man?" or "How's it goin'?" I'm not sure how I came to the whole handshake thing really but it's become part of 'Me', kinda like an unspoken expression of who I am. I've also taught My 2 small children to do the same when meeting new people. When My son was 3 there was nothing cuter than Him stepping up to shake someones hand and saying 'Pleased to meet You'.

Peace. K*

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