R = Rude
I've been just shadowing the A to Z - not doing official posts. But here's my Friday R contribution.
In this day and age, a certain someone (sadly) has been a HUGE influence on proper decorum. Now I'll admit, maybe I'm just not in step with 2018 morals, accepted behavior, and current code of conduct. That's fine by me. I do not participate in Twitter, and from what I read in sound bites, I'm judging it as appalling. This is strictly MY opinion. I'm not a hot demographic - I'm not in the "base" (thank goodness - again, my opinion). But, I personally cannot see where total rudeness wins. Why be ugly just to be ugly?
Anyway, here are some quotes that I felt applied to the topic of Rudeness:
All words are pegs to hang ideas on - Henry Ward Beecher 1887
A Deluge of Words, and a Drop of Sense - Thomas Fuller 1732
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become, the the hands of one who knows how to combine them - Nathaniel Hawthorne 1847
All our words from loose using have lost their edge - Ernest Hemingway 1932
You can stroke people with words - F. Scott Fitzgerald 1945
A word out of season may mar a whole life - saying (Greek)
Have a super good weekend, and ponder what you say, what you read, and how you interpret words.
Take care, my friends
Wheatley and Gillray – Georgian artists …
6 days ago
As most of us online know, one word can destroy everything.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend.
thanks. Yes. Words MatterDelete
I like the quotes you chose. I also don't understand how rudeness has somehow become something that others admire or strive to achieve.ReplyDelete
thanks. I think we are of the same general mindset. Have a good weekendDelete
Words can build up or destroy. We have to choose them carefully. Unfortunately, a lot of people don't.ReplyDelete
absolutely. Hope you are wellDelete
That final Greek quote, I find very powerful.ReplyDelete
Have a really relaxing weekend full of only pleasant or no words.
thanks. That's a good goal. Back at you, my friendDelete
Hi Joanne - love the quotes ... words are so important when used ... silence is often golden - though mighty difficult to hold! Cheers HilaryReplyDelete
I think, as bloggers, we respect words and how we present our thoughts and ourselves. Take careDelete
Words sure can make or break. Be a rhyming cat and they work though lolReplyDelete
oh you are in another stratosphere!Delete
I suppose it all boils down to "Think Before You Speak".ReplyDelete
Good quote Joanne.
thanks much. Hope you've been well this weekendDelete
Agree totally! Love all the quotes, but the one from Hemingway love the most...didn't realise you were doing a shadow A-Z!ReplyDelete
thanks. I've just popped in on my usual days - M-W-F and used the letter of the day. Very randomDelete
I think it's the anonymity of social media that makes people think they can say what they want - they don't seem to care about other people's feelings, just that they won't get caught having that opinion. No one would say half the things in real life that I see on Twitter regularly.ReplyDelete
indeed, the dynamics of communication have changed (not always for the better)Delete
There is a great deal of anger that's driving people these days and they take it out on others through the anonymity of the internet. And now it's spilling over to regular life when you are out and about. SO much rudeness. I loathe Twitter. And the news media. Can't trust any of it.ReplyDelete
You just have to weigh the information. I still think there are reliable sources out there, and folks who are reporting for "the good".Delete