Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Westport Rotary Club members raise their hands today in response to speaker Sara Hacala’s question as to whether they feel that their lives would be improved by less rudeness. She is the author of “Saving Civility, 52 Ways to Tame Rude, Crude and Attitude for a Polite Planet.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
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Seems to me that, although being the recipient of rude behavior is often unpleasant, the behavior itself might be a good thing.
Rudeness is often the result of released tension or anxiety. Absent rude behavior, that tension and anxiety might find a far more destructive release…if you step on a tube of toothpaste with the cap on, the paste will find a way out. Far better to remove the cap.
The mess ain’t fun, but it’s better than many alternatives.