Re: Society

E. Shaun Russell (
Mon, 29 Dec 1997 22:43:52 -0800

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
>How do you reconcile the conflict here? And isn't calling
>"rudeness" a "socially unacceptable" behavior a circular
>I think I'd list "politeness" for its own sake the most
>destructive behavior to effective social interaction.

However, in most forms of day to day interaction, there is no
reason *not* to be polite; there is a substantial difference between
politeness and doesn't necessitate the other. Neither
politeness or rudeness will contribute to social breakdown...they are
simply two ways of looking at reality: through an optimistic, polite view,
or a pessimistic, rude view.

E. Shaun Russell Poet, Musician, Atheist, Extropic Artist
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