Stacy Hurley


Question: Dear Stacy, I have been hearing so many stories about bad manners and bad behavior, especially by young people. Sometimes I just can’t believe what I am hearing. I try to constantly remind my own children to say “please” and “thank you” and sometimes it is a battle. Why does it seem like people are ruder than ever? What happened to holding the door for each other, letting others over in traffic or simply smiling and saying hello rather than having our faces down in our smart phones 24/7? Whatever happened to “treat others as you want to be treated”? Do you think there is hope for politeness making a comeback? –Peeved in Parkville

Answer: Dear Peeved in Parkville, I was just thinking about this myself after listening to a radio show discuss kids fighting in school, even to the point of bullying each other to commit suicide. I thought what in the world is going on. I have also heard more recently about neighbors having restraining orders against each other. This is no way to live as human beings. I agree, where did our civility go?

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