[Buddha-l] decline in politeness

David Living aryacitta at hotmail.com
Sun Aug 22 04:59:02 MDT 2010

Richard wrote:

>The general decline in politesse that seems to be sweeping 
>the nation has not found its way to the southwestern states, 
>and probably won't for another twenty-five years or so.

Politeness went out with the end of rationing after the Second 
World War in this country (Southend Council Estate UK). 

It used to be if you were in trouble and you wanted help or generous 
support the poor would be your most reliable resource - so my 
grand-dad used to say. Nowadays we're all so comfortably off we've 
lost touch with real life. Locked in our one bedroom flats in front 
of the TV or the computer terminal we think we can just tell the 
world to f*** off. Apparantly hardly anyone knows their next door 
neighbour in this country...though maybe that's our world famous 
English reserve. Of course I'm an exception to that - my next door 
neighbour comes in and drinks my coffee ....well actually its his 
coffee..every day. At least he's not too impolite.
Aryacitta/David Living

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