Coincidentally, yesterday I also happened to read this great article in Hartford magazine that was talking about manners and the growing lack thereof in society. Though it didn't hit on any specific social media site, it did mention that people out to dinner are all on their cell phones, talking or texting. People in movie theaters are on their phones, people are texting in the car, and so on. Common courtesy is disappearing into a self-involved society constantly checking for updates.
Personally, I don't feel like I run into this behavior too much (there is the occasional family in the restaurant that lets their kids scream and run wild), but I understand what the author is saying. There is a general disregard for other people's needs and feelings. If you get a minute today, it's a good read. And on this Earth Day, it doesn't hurt to think about respecting the other people on the planet as well as the planet itself. Happy Friday!
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