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I Wonder What Has Happened To Manners

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 304 People

    zuzi57 zuzi57 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    Think That It Is Still There Just Not Used Much

    WIth the hustle and bustle of the day going on simple things like "Please" and "Thank You." are not really forgotten but just ignored or skipped.  The kids see this and then they follow in the parents footsteps and don't say it either. The mannors of standing when a woman...
    mtvlm mtvlm 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 17, 2010

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    Scarfing Down Food

    I cant believe how many people scarf down their food in public!
    realita realita 31-35, F May 11, 2010

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    Where'd They Go?

    I'm not even specifying being curse free (because that would be impossible for me) but mainly being cordial to others. What happened to the polite smile, the hello's and the occasional "how are you doing?" all with a GENUINE tone of voice. What happened to opening doors for...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    Seriously!!!

    Whatever happened to simple please and thank you?  For holding the door open for someone?  To being kind and curtious instead of selfish and self-righteous? The world is going to sh*t.  I blame parents.  And before you go throwing stone, yes, I myself am...
    ChristineJones ChristineJones 31-35, F 15 Responses Jun 16, 2010

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    Respect Others, People!

    i don't know whether this thing happens in others countries or not, or may be it's a common thing. but, in my country, my religion taught me to respect the oldies and the youngers. one of my friend has a really bad temper. there was an old man in this particular shop. he's very...
    hitsushiro hitsushiro 18-21, F Dec 16, 2011

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    What happened to getting to know someone,

    going out on a dates, getting into a relationship, falling in love, before having making love?? There's a quote I like that says, "I believe that many people have had sex, but not many have made love." That statement is so true...
    JoyMungai JoyMungai 18-21, F May 17

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    Manners Are Taught

    Many people don't expect manners or are taught manners and etiquette. This is something that used to be a cornerstone in our society, but has been dismissed. Manners are important to show and receive respect. Those who don't use their manners don't respect themselves and others...
    QueenSabrina QueenSabrina 36-40, F Dec 6, 2010

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    I was at a store for purchasing some household

    items.I stood in the queue at the counter.There was a lady with a cart full of things she had bought.I just kept the few things I had bought on the counter and waited for her to finish.She glared at me and then said that she was before me I just stepped back and kept quiet.And I...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Mine Never Went Anywhere

    You know what? I never thought I would hear myself say this but I am kind of grateful my Father was so strict and mean. I have always had good manners, they never left me. He beat discipline into us kids at an early age and there was a zero tolerance policy in our house when...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 6, 2010

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    Manners

    I think they have gone the same placethose missing socks have ran away to and they were joined with Respect they are just gone
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 25, 2013

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    Wow

    You know..my five year old autistic son has better manners than most adults I know?  It's amazing how rude people can be. 
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 9 Responses May 12, 2010

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    A Man's Manners Are Mirror In Which He Shows His Portrait

    Good manners are not innate,good manners are taught and learned. Are we all just that much angered and busy that we can sacrifice good manners!?It seems like it's easier to be rude and it's harder to be polite. Manners might seems old fashioned but they are one of those things...
    natdj88 natdj88 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2010

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    Chivalry Is Alive And Well In My Little Part Of The World

    It doesn't take a lot to say thank you when someone holds the elevator or the door for you, now does it? Why is it that for most people, their mouths are just glued shut? I feel like telling them "you're very welcome" sometimes or even better, “Speak *** because your...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 11 Responses May 11, 2010

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    Me Too

    and makes me wander who is responsible?????
    zuzi57 zuzi57 51-55, F Apr 29, 2012

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    You Won't Find Them In My House!

    My roommate has no problem with burping. Also those long ones that come with drinking carbonation. Just to annoy me I think. And the guy doesn't know how to pick up leftovers and empty soda bottles off the coffee table. I don't leave messes myself. And I'm not going to clean...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 11, 2010

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    I wonder how people see me ...I'm someone who has been ashamed of their physical looks most of their life . I never been happy with the fact that I have dark skin even though I...
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    I saw an article today that was about a man at a Detroit Lions game. He saw the lady in front of him texting someone named "Jason". The lady was pregnant and there with a man. The...
    Daniilion Daniilion 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    I sometimes wonder if I would loose my love for life or my spirit when I finally become an adult? I sometimes wonder if life would be better or worse. I wonder if I would ever find...
    Zineq Zineq 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Ever since I quit religion and am free from those bindings, I look for purpose in everything. Perhaps it is my new found love for science or rather finding meaning in everything...
    madeofstars madeofstars 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    Work like a dog and pay your bills. You're trying to survive when you'll end up in the ground anyways. You're the unlucky one. You're that soda flavor nobody likes. You're that kid...
    ThatGuyEveryoneHates ThatGuyEveryoneHates 18-21, M 10 Responses Dec 9

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    This is my final hour it seems, maybe it doesn't have to be this way. I want to help others I want to see the what the world has to offer but I can't do it anyway. I've been...
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    QuietFreedom QuietFreedom 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 19

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    I started typing "I wonder" and this title popped up. It made me think. What WOULD My life be like if I did? Dare I say... It would be better and Easier?... I make choices...
    HopeGluesMyBrokenHeart HopeGluesMyBrokenHeart 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    sometime I wonder how others see me and what I look like to them
    cookieeeee cookieeeee 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 4

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    fergieCC12 fergieCC12 26-30, F Dec 4

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    I honestly wonder all the time what people really see in me or how I look to others. Am I pretty? Nerdy, like able? Annoying? Too serious? Too sarcastic? I feel I am perceived...
    21falloutsatthedisco 21falloutsatthedisco 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 4

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    I over think enough to know there is nothing wrong with me. Its everyone around me and who has ever been around me that make me question my worth. People just treat me like im...
    jcbinns jcbinns 18-21, F Dec 5

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    I often wonder if people see how warm and open my heart is. Do they feel the love I give? How do they really see me? To me, it's all so much deeper than what's on the outside.
    thescrap2hisbozley thescrap2hisbozley 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I love the lyric "i feel too cold to live but too young to die." but now, with where I am now, I'm not so sure about that last part. I want to get out, I need a permanent solution...
    jax632 jax632 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's not something I wonder everyday but recently I've been thinking about it a lot more. Maybe there is no purpose. we just exist and that's it
    0815Jade 0815Jade 22-25, F Nov 20

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    I feel like me, alongside my family, have struggled so much and really wonder if there's a purpose to it all. If I as and individual truly have a purpose and if there is reason why...
    ALostSiren ALostSiren 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Lately I've been wondering this. I simply do not see the ponit in living at all. All we are doing is using up oxygen, and unecessarily taking up space that could be used for...
    Waffl3s Waffl3s 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 5

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    Here is my theory: I think the reason we can't seem to figure this out is because we humans are so self-centered that we always think "what is the purpose of MY life" and "why do...
    allaboutsex allaboutsex 41-45, M Nov 21

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    Right now...its midday...*peeks at clock*...ok..its ten past...im done with this mornings paperwork...got loads done...all up to date now. The carpet had been vacuumed...thats...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    im tired of living, in a world of cheaters, liers, users, abusers, what's there to be happy about? When ppl can backstab you with a smile while shaking your hand in friendship, or...
    GoldGuard GoldGuard 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 20

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    I just do what I do. I don't bother learning what it is. If I find out I will find out and that's it. And if I die before hand then so be it. I'm not going to just give up and...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Nov 21

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    What do you see when you see homeless man holding up a sign? I see a mentally dysfunctional individual who came from a long line of brokenness in his family.
    OwlWolf OwlWolf 22-25, F 9 Responses Nov 24

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    Gentlemen what say you? Anything unusual and interesting yay nay? Sorry it said my original question was too short. Lol
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 11 Responses Nov 25

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    What is life? ...............
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    What does it mean when I girl bits their lip...
    cucumber805 cucumber805 13-15, M 11 Responses Nov 26

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