I Think Young People Should Learn Some Manners

A place for adults to discuss young society 463 People

    Brought Up,not Dragged Up

    My mum and dad always brought me up to be well mannered to others (unfortunately given the circumstances it doesn't work with my own parents). Whenever my mum used to see a child misbehaving in the street when I was younger,she used to turn to me and say how thankful...
    orangeblossom89 orangeblossom89
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2008


    Whad'ja say? *Scratches self*
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Jul 2, 2008

    We Need More Parents Willing to Do This

    My husband emailed me the following link.  The kid in these pictues will think twice before he pulls another stunt and not think his mom with take care of it. http://boortz.com/slideshows/6126/1.html  
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2008

    What Happend to Good Manners

    Many of today's young people are rude and indifferent.  Being raised in the south and having many military men in my family; respect and manners were required not only in home but outside of home. I have raised my children with these same values.  It truly makes me...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Aug 15, 2008

    Manners Are a Topic For Everyone

    Manners are not a problem of youth. In my experience, peoples' manners are pretty atrocious despite their generation.  Even their socioeconomic status seems to have less of an impact.  Religion and manners used to go hand and hand but you certainly don’t see that anymore...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Feb 20, 2012

    I Don't Understand This Behaviour At All.

    When I was growing up children for the most part were respectful towards adults and knew how to address them. We would get a clip around the ear if we said something out of line to any adult, it didn’t have to be your parent either. We accepted this and tried to avoid this...
    EbonyLady EbonyLady
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 29, 2012

    It Begins With Parenting

    I do think young people should learn some manners. We all know where it starts, though. It starts at home with parenting. So many of our young people today were not taught manners. They were not taught to respect other people or their possessions. They weren't taught to say...
    silvermystics silvermystics
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jul 2, 2007

    Still a Youngin But Full of Manners

    Now i am young. But i was taught manners and respect when i was younger. Say please and thank you No elbows on the table Sit up straight at the table Eat with your mouth closed Don't speak when there is food in your mouth Don't stare Don't point Smile when your smiled at...
    IntoxicatedDesire IntoxicatedDesire
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Jul 2, 2008

    Ok, Ok

    i know that i'm young myself. but sometimes i'm just appalled by people my age and their total lack of manners and respect. really, there are people of every age group who could benefit from learning some manners. i'm in no way saying young people are the only ones. in fact...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 5, 2008

    I'm Young & I Think So Too!

    I hate it when I look around at my generation and a little older. A lot of them are ******** for no good reasons and then they wonder why adults and older people don't like them and get agitated. Well damn if I was a adult or the elderly wouldn't like them either if I acted like...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 29, 2011

    I May Still Be Considered a "Youngin'"

    But at 23 I was raised to have respect for adults, mind your manners, have manners when it comes to the dinner table or just having a simple conversation. I find it so hard to talk to kids around 17 and younger when they constantly have their cell phone out or avoid eye contact...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2008

    Its A Very Old Joke

    bollocks and shititt and manners were walking down the street when bollocks punches his brother shittit ,then runs of around the corner bollocks bumps in to a old lady and she as a word in his ear telling him of and asked whats your name he replied bollocks she asked where are...
    roastlamb roastlamb
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 31, 2010


    I am young, 17 years old, and i'm sick and tired of everyone always bagging out teens. I'm from Australia so I don't know about other countries but the majority of teens are respectful and kind. I go to catholic school and whenever we do a community event, such as meals on wheels...
    jmrdelilah jmrdelilah
    4 Responses Jul 2, 2008

    I Realize I Am Young Too But..

    My mom raised me to be respectful and mind my manners.I can not stand it when I am around people my age who are rude and disrespectful.My younger brother has never had good manners and it got to the point where I did not want to be seen in public with him.He would cuss and...
    blackcat blackcat
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2007

    The Cheek of It!!

    I had a young person try to rob me the other day. The cheek of it!! There I was, minding my own buisness when this youth came at me and tried to grab my handbag!! Luckily, I'm a lot stronger than I looked and easily held onto it. I want to know whether his mother taught him...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 28, 2007

    Adults Should Teach Them (but They Don't)

    ...but young people don't really understand how rude they're being. I'm not talking about teenagers, but little kids-children. Their parents think of them as being a perfect blessing, and that they can do no wrong. Needless to say I don't have any children and don't want any.
    mistressmonique mistressmonique
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2012

    My Other Job

    I work at Kmart as a second job. There is this one girl there that just  irks me. The one day I had to work a 5 hour shift. No big deal I'm honestly no complaining. But I was supposed to leave at 7:30. It was around 6:45 and I still hadn't gotten my 15 min break. And u know...
    Aminik Aminik
    31-35, F
    Oct 1, 2007

    Where Are Ethics & Manners?

    Lets us first look at ethics.Ethics are defined as a set of principals;motivation based on idea of right and wrong;the philosophical study of moral values and rules.Rudeness seams to be spreading epidemic these days.People forget to say "please" and "thank you"...
    RainbowLodge RainbowLodge
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Aug 15, 2008

    Life In The Day Of A Short Person...story 1

    Okay, let me start off by saying I'm 5ft even, 130lbs of pure kickass!  lol.  I'm laughing because I'm really one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet.  So I'm at the library returning three books.  I notice there are two lines and decide to go with the...
    ichooselife ichooselife
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2009

    Young People

    Young people,Today,They're the pits!No manners,Why can't they go to manners school?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Nov 7, 2011

    Right From Wrong

    From my experiences with rude people, I have met people who are older than I am to be rude. I have seen them yell, cuss at, hit, threaten lives..one in particular happend to do all of that and more to their mother; this person was 26 and I'm sure it's still going on. Know why, I...
    Arual Arual
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Sep 30, 2007


    I think children need to be taught manners, in society they are the hallmarks of what makes us humans and differentiates us from animals.  I think manners should be taught in school as well as home, that way children who aren't be taught manners at home will learn them at...
    evilkittymew evilkittymew
    46-50, F
    Mar 15, 2009

    What Ever Happened To Teenagers!?

    Sorry little rant WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO TODAYS TEENAGERS!? It used to be, Your to scared to go up to the guy you like. You would sneak a kiss and maybe kiss at the door to say goodbye, or in their room. You would wait months to actually have sex with them, You would be happy to...
    EWhovian EWhovian
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 14, 2013

    Hmm... Manners Eh?

    hello adults! ^_^ I just thought i might introduce myself. I am 20 years old (and still consider myself a child) and i pretty much dont have any manners either. I think i am a POLITE person, a curteous person, and i respect myself and my elders. But i have no manners. hahaha...
    Gomenasi Gomenasi
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jul 17, 2008

    Since the Dawn of Mankind, Old Coots Have Been Saying...

     Respect your elders. I think respect is earned, not assumed. Yet I am polite, as any person.
    smebro smebro
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Oct 3, 2007

    Excuse Me.....not!!

    I went in a roller rink one time to pick up my neice and as I was standing there a 10 year old kid nudged me with his pool stick and yelled in my face " Move out of way!!!" WHAT?? I was startled!! I thought " you little punk, I should take that pool stick and whack...
    Luci Luci
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 19, 2007

    Respect Has to Be Earned

    Why should it be that you have to wait until the older person has proved that they can earn your respect? You should assume that they automatically deserve respect because normally, older people are wiser due to the fact that they have lived longer and have learned from their...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    16 Responses Nov 28, 2007

    For Serious

    I don't know what's up with the world, but my parents taught my siblings and me to be polite and kind to others. Now all that people care about are themselves. It's okay to always put yourself first or whatever, but please just be polite about. Is it really that hard to say...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 10, 2008

    I Feel Like An Old Bitty...

    I've wondered for awhile about why kids are so frickin rude sometimes. I would never have gotten away w/ some of the behavior Ive seen. I think I know what the deal is. Parents arent raising their kids anymore. I think thats sad. Cable shouldnt be influencing them nearly as...
    3cats1dogrust 3cats1dogrust
    4 Responses Jun 16, 2008


    There are several things I can't stand about some of the people in my age group. I can't stand it when guys in their teens and twentysomethings think they're all that and start catcalling women. I've been catcalled several times by rude boys and I have to suppress the urge to...
    Christabel Christabel
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2007

    I May Be Young Yes.

    Yet I was raised with good manners. It truly bugs me, seeing the other people my age. So disrespectful. I think we all should learn some manners.
    xScreamOfTheButterflyx xScreamOfTheButterflyx
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2008

    Especially the Younger Kids

    my best friends sister is a really big brat. but i cant tell them anything cuz thats rude. i have my own times when im rude or disrespectful. but i apologize & make up for it anyway i can. so many teens disrespect their parents & thats soo rude. its horrible. i feel bad...
    youdontknowme54321 youdontknowme54321
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2007


    I dont think the younger generation care about manners they all seem to be in their own little world.
    silvercoins4 silvercoins4
    70+, F
    5 Responses Jun 14, 2008

    Highschool... Bleh

    For those of you who are currently attending high school, like me, you know there are some horrific atrocities that go on. I'll admit that I'm not without flaw myself, but at the very least I make an effort. I've seen kids argue with teachers over the most ridiculous things to...
    squeakycow squeakycow
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 5, 2007

    So Tell Me If I Am Over Reacting

    Last night my mom and dad took me and my two sons to a baseball. Not a professional one but a farm team on long island. We find our seats and sit down I get my kids stuff already. The game begins with the National Anthem. I stand up holding my 8 month old my father is holding my...
    wit2armybrats wit2armybrats
    26-30, F
    23 Responses Aug 17, 2008
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