Is it just me or do people lack basic values these days?
I could go on and on about this one — it’s so frustrating to see examples of this every day.
Has showing respect to our elders became a thing of the past? Is there no difference between how one should act around friends and how one should act around others (adults, parents, etc)?
I am not talking about joking around with the elders. I’m talking about kids not having the courtesy to hold the door open at a mall or at an eatery when they see an older person making their way through… or when they see a mother with a stroller or holding the hands of multiple children. I see it all the time — instead of doing so, some actually go out of their way to rush past it all.
How about the simple words like “please” and “thank-you”?
Observe, if you will, at a retail store next time you are there: it’s unbelievable how many consumers go up to a employee and pretty much demand “this in blue” or “this in a size 8″. How about politely requesting, instead of demanding?
P.S. Don’t forget to leave me a comment below on your thoughts! As always, I’d love to hear from you.
Salaam,<br /><br />I could not agree more with this. Valuing a person seems to be a lost concept these days. It's surprising, yet not surprising, to note that people value objects more than people.