I guess I am getting old. I’ll still open a door for a lady. I’ll thank someone if they send me a nice email or letter. If they send me a letter, I reply by letter. If it’s email, I reply by email. If I bump into someone, I’ll say “Excuse me or I’m sorry”. When I’m in a city and I hail a cab, if a gal steps up who looks like she needs it more immediately than I, she has it. I don’t wimp out … I access. I look for the need in my fellow human beings and if I can help, I do. By the same token, a fellow who pulled a knife on me got shot.
But I look around now-a-days, and I don’t see people trying to constructively interact. It all seems to be about “me”.
There was an old Rock and Roll song – “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”. Perhaps it’s time for a new one. Where have all the manners gone?