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Thread: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Interesting article:



    People believing it doesn't make it true.

    Isn't there some word in psychology to describe how people take a few negative things that happen and then consider it something that is commonplace? Like when a bird ****s on your car right after you clean it and it happens maybe twice but after that second time you start shaking your fist in the air saying "son of a bitch, it always aims for my car". Well it doesn't always aim for your car, I'm sure it ****s on a lot of other cars as well.

    Anywho it was an interesting article.
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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Monserrat View Post
    Isn't there some word in psychology to describe how people take a few negative things that happen and then consider it something that is commonplace? Like when a bird ****s on your car right after you clean it and it happens maybe twice but after that second time you start shaking your fist in the air saying "son of a bitch, it always aims for my car". Well it doesn't always aim for your car, I'm sure it ****s on a lot of other cars as well.

    Anywho it was an interesting article.
    What if a donkey does it twice?
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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Monserrat View Post
    Isn't there some word in psychology to describe how people take a few negative things that happen and then consider it something that is commonplace? Like when a bird ****s on your car right after you clean it and it happens maybe twice but after that second time you start shaking your fist in the air saying "son of a bitch, it always aims for my car". Well it doesn't always aim for your car, I'm sure it ****s on a lot of other cars as well.

    Anywho it was an interesting article.
    I think people might SEE a few hundred to a few thousand different children during their entire life. But only personally KNOW a small handful of them well enough to truly judge their character and behavior.

    And a lot of people seem to block out memories of how they were as a child - how they REALLY were as a child
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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    What if a donkey does it twice?
    Is that a political reference that I'm just not getting or is it just commonplace for a donkey to **** on your car? Because honestly I don't understand the logistics of how that would work, especially with a hooved and not particularly graceful creature
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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    I would rather say there is a lack of discipline, and that in turn, causes the sh!tstorm of all the other negative effects. Discipline is the glue that holds all good together. Without it... it falls apart.

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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Monserrat View Post
    Is that a political reference that I'm just not getting or is it just commonplace for a donkey to **** on your car? Because honestly I don't understand the logistics of how that would work, especially with a hooved and not particularly graceful creature
    I'd say if a donkey **** on your car, it was intentional.
    Not a political reference, just had to think of a humorous animal that normally wouldn't **** on your car.
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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayno View Post
    Walking around with your pants under your butt, wearing your underwear in public, is pretty pathetic....
    I was walking behind a teen the other day with his pants hanging down mid buttocks with his underwear visible. I kept wondering how do they stay up and not just slide on off?
    Do they have to walk slightly wide stance to keep them up? I came close to walking up to him and just asking him. It would drive me nuts , kind of like walking and having one shoe completely untied.

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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I think people might SEE a few hundred to a few thousand different children during their entire life. But only personally KNOW a small handful of them well enough to truly judge their character and behavior.

    And a lot of people seem to block out memories of how they were as a child - how they REALLY were as a child
    Oh let me tell you...I was a challenge as a teen. There were worse kids, but I was a handful.

    Just let me say this.. the mother's curse works well..."when you grow you I hope your children act JUST LIKE YOU ". THEY do, and I've since called my mother and apologized for my wild teen years.
    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice....shame on me.

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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Oh let me tell you...I was a challenge as a teen. There were worse kids, but I was a handful.

    Just let me say this.. the mother's curse works well..."when you grow you I hope your children act JUST LIKE YOU ". THEY do, and I've since called my mother and apologized for my wild teen years.
    I did too. And now...wait for it...my 20-something daughter has apologized to me. Heartfelt.

    And I will admit to enthusiastically helping popularize the f-bomb back in the day. But even ten years ago, we all seemed to understand that there was a time and a place.

    It's about a lack of respect. Every generation rebels, and this is the natural order of things--to question authority and etc. But there were always societal constraints. Now people swear (loudly) in the grocery store and just walking through the mall.

    Remember the days of yore when a guy would swear in front of a woman and then apologize, LOL?

    I wonder if we're not, most of us anyway, too eager to be "accepting" of just about everything.

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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I did too. And now...wait for it...my 20-something daughter has apologized to me. Heartfelt.

    And I will admit to enthusiastically helping popularize the f-bomb back in the day. But even ten years ago, we all seemed to understand that there was a time and a place.

    It's about a lack of respect. Every generation rebels, and this is the natural order of things--to question authority and etc. But there were always societal constraints. Now people swear (loudly) in the grocery store and just walking through the mall.

    Remember the days of yore when a guy would swear in front of a woman and then apologize, LOL?

    I wonder if we're not, most of us anyway, too eager to be "accepting" of just about everything.


    Heh, this looks like a good time to tell a story about my father. He was in his late sixties when this happened, so it was probably 1990 or so.

    My Dad and Mom, and his best friend "Buck" and his wife, had gone out together for dinner; afterwards they decided to go to the local mall and stroll around. They had just entered when a pair of young men, around 18-20 yo, came walking by casually cursing at each other at the top of their lungs.

    My Dad and his buddy Buck, were both very old-school gentlemen... they were also WW2 vets and tough as nails. They grabbed the aforementioned young men and pinned them to the wall, and told them that here in the South men didn't use such foul language in front of ladies. They then invited the young men to apologize to the ladies in question (their wives)... the guys did this quickly and then ran off as soon as Dad and Buck let them go.

    I was about 25-26 at the time, and when Mom told me what had happened I was torn between the conflicting desires to laugh my head off, and/or castigate my father vigorously for starting something that could have had serious consequences, and/or clapping him on the shoulder and saying "well done!"

    I settled for laughing a little and telling him, in a half-joking manner, that maybe Buck was a bad influence and he shouldn't hang out with him. Except come to think of it he was about as bad as Buck.

    Sadly both Dad and Buck are gone now, and with them most of the men and most of the values of the Greatest Generation, and even in the South public decency has coarsened a great deal. Still I look back fondly on those old men I knew and wonder if we'll ever see their like again.

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