No one can deny there’s a lot of free-floating anger and rudeness in society today - even if most of it is needless, pointless, and encouraged by the isolation granted us on teh toobz, even as they widen communication.
I’m guilty of it. You probably are too, unless you’re a paragon of serene self-discipline. The times we live in and all that call for us to hurt and be hurt in ways that are particularly gratuitous. Time to tie on the napkin and getting ready to eat our ever increasing RDA of shit from life, and maybe hand a doss of it back now and then so we don’t go completely batty.
Anyway, someone posted something at this forum about rudeness and its causes. (Note: This forum appears to be woo in nature, and I don’t apologize for the source.) That post, below, got me to thinking.
It strikes me that that statement could apply to both sides of the coin. Which prompts me to ask:
-By and large in society today, is it angry, rude people themselves who are overprotected, spoiled, immature, and sheltered from the world?
It seems obvious that those qualities can make a person want to piss on others without compunction or regard. But there’s another possibility…
-Are most angry, rude people just bitching about other people who are overprotected, spoiled, immature, and sheltered from the world?
When you read angry rants, there’s very often a figure of the “pussy,” “snowflake,” or similar weak-sauce individual who is cast as the villain. Is this just a case of transference, when we pin our bad points on others to feel superior? Or might it be, often, an honest and righteous reaction - just bringing the real world whoopass?
So what do you think? Do we actually need some of this high level of rudeness? Is there a sector of people today - NOT the morons, assholes, and malevolent fuckups we all hate, but well-meaning folks who might just be a bit woo, naïve, babied, or thoughtless - for whom a public beatdown might actually be constructive?
Or is it all basically a case of overprotected, spoiled, sheltered, immature people asserting their right to piss in the pool of public discourse and fart up the air inside all our heads - in every walk of life from kindergarten to Congress - who only think they have a clue about the workings of the world?