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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-03 05:41 PM
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41. It's not only the internet and cars that make people feel brave to be rude
..try talking to them over the phone for a living. I did customer service (NOT telemarketing) for years and have a very low opinion of my fellow man and woman as a result. Of course, no matter how abusive they are you have to take it, which I understood if they had a legitimate beef; if they just called an 800 number to bitch my finger itched at the "release" button many times (and sometimes didn't just itch). I once had a guy tell me I was a "goody-goody" because I wouldn't get into a fight with him. I said I'd been called worse by better and then my finger hit that old "release" button...
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  -Are we getting meaner as a culture? drdigi420  Dec-26-03 10:04 PM   #0 
  - Screw you buddy  kanrok   Dec-26-03 10:10 PM   #1 
  - I always come back to the same questions  salinen   Dec-26-03 10:11 PM   #2 
  - To be serious  kanrok   Dec-26-03 10:15 PM   #5 
  - perhaps  arewethereyet   Dec-26-03 10:13 PM   #3 
  - In that case  Maccagirl   Dec-26-03 10:23 PM   #9 
  - yes  GreenArrow   Dec-26-03 10:14 PM   #4 
  - Its not America as a whole..Just the conservitives..  wanderingbear   Dec-26-03 10:16 PM   #6 
  - But it's affecting the rest of us, too. We look for ways to  SharonAnn   Dec-26-03 10:22 PM   #8 
  - I dont think thier going to give us any options..  wanderingbear   Dec-26-03 10:49 PM   #15 
  - I think Rush was the instigator.  Robbien   Dec-26-03 10:54 PM   #17 
  - You're onto it. The timbre and tone of human discourse has  calimary   Dec-27-03 05:52 PM   #42 
     - You've hit the nail on the head  AliceWonderland   Dec-27-03 07:23 PM   #48 
  - Bull  sandnsea   Dec-27-03 01:33 AM   #25 
     - You're assuming those who were mean to you actually are "Liberals"  BiggJawn   Dec-27-03 03:24 PM   #34 
  - Internet amplifies it...  gmoney   Dec-26-03 10:21 PM   #7 
  - I think you hit the nail on the head  Knoxville_Bob   Dec-26-03 11:10 PM   #20 
  - We can be anonymous everywhere  Nikia   Dec-27-03 08:58 PM   #54 
  - Yup. Fewer and fewer of us feel belonging anywhere  Kanary   Dec-26-03 10:39 PM   #10 
  - it's a sick culture  NJCher   Dec-26-03 10:39 PM   #11 
  - another example  NJCher   Dec-26-03 10:49 PM   #16 
  - Great posts, Cher!  Karenina   Dec-27-03 08:29 AM   #30 
  - I prefer the term "cancerous culture"  worldgonekrazy   Dec-27-03 03:15 PM   #32 
  - I enjoyed that post and I am inclined to agree.  Marianne   Dec-27-03 04:36 PM   #38 
  - NJCher...Very well stated  mithnanthy   Dec-27-03 07:50 PM   #50 
  - Yes, thanks to diminishing actual economic opportunity and television  mitchum   Dec-26-03 10:43 PM   #12 
  - Competition is more important than cooperation in America.  Beaker   Dec-26-03 10:47 PM   #13 
  - Only as mean as we have to be to survive....  kentuck   Dec-26-03 10:48 PM   #14 
  - Our society started getting meaner during the Reagan administration  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-26-03 10:54 PM   #18 
  - One word: vapid  worldgonekrazy   Dec-27-03 03:18 PM   #33 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-26-03 11:08 PM   #19 
  - Are you sure that quote was not by Saddam Hussein ?  kentuck   Dec-26-03 11:11 PM   #21 
  - American Culture  solinvictus   Dec-26-03 11:34 PM   #22 
  - essay  NJCher   Dec-27-03 12:06 AM   #23 
     - Faux entertainment  salinen   Dec-27-03 12:12 AM   #24 
  - Yes, we're getting meaner and more inconsiderate...  The Undertaker   Dec-27-03 01:39 AM   #26 
  - In turn...  hyeary   Dec-27-03 03:08 PM   #31 
  - yes  G_j   Dec-27-03 02:42 AM   #27 
  - Yes, sadly  Piperay   Dec-27-03 03:44 AM   #28 
  - Anybody see the movie "Love Actually"? The first five minutes  Dover   Dec-27-03 03:58 AM   #29 
  - I'd say the ignorance thing  breezygirl   Dec-27-03 03:28 PM   #35 
  - I definitely agree.  durutti   Dec-27-03 03:49 PM   #36 
  - We are divided.  gulliver   Dec-27-03 03:58 PM   #37 
  - I agree, and it's not just the U.S.  dawn   Dec-27-03 04:37 PM   #39 
  - Yeah, same here  Piperay   Dec-27-03 05:26 PM   #40 
  - It's not only the internet and cars that make people feel brave to be rude  classicfilmfan   Dec-27-03 05:41 PM   #41 
  - I believe we are. Much like the couple who argues over  SOteric   Dec-27-03 05:58 PM   #43 
  - We've always been a nasty, mean society...  devilgrrl   Dec-27-03 06:05 PM   #44 
  - Naaahhh!, We are just suffering from Mad Culture disease  Mikimouse   Dec-27-03 06:14 PM   #45 
  - MikiMouse got it right  opihimoimoi   Dec-27-03 06:58 PM   #46 
  - Here's my thoughts  Astarho   Dec-27-03 07:16 PM   #47 
  - Can't we all just get along?  Karenina   Dec-27-03 07:23 PM   #49 
  - Nope, always has been mean.  Toot   Dec-27-03 08:06 PM   #51 
  - Individuals can be generous and kind...  LeahMira   Dec-27-03 08:17 PM   #52 
  - Excellent topic!!  Enjolras   Dec-27-03 08:19 PM   #53 
  - Thank you for your thoughtful replies  drdigi420   Dec-29-03 12:06 PM   #56 
  - People have the capacity for great  1songbird   Dec-27-03 09:04 PM   #55 
  - What you're tapping into here is a complex phenomenon...  IrateCitizen   Dec-29-03 12:24 PM   #57 
  - Humans are violent by nature  Loonman   Dec-29-03 12:25 PM   #58 
     - Human beings are loving and peaceful by nature, also  Logansquare   Dec-29-03 12:44 PM   #59 
     - Overly simplistic and completely incorrect  IrateCitizen   Dec-29-03 12:54 PM   #60 

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