Whatever happened to plain old common courtesy? From what I can see from daily interactions with people they simply do not exist.
No one says thank you for holding a door. No one says thank you period for that matter. No one lets you into a traffic line. Putting your dog out and letting it bark incessantly every morning at 6:00 am and no one will do anything because of who you are in the local government. These are just small examples but they have all but vanished from our society.
I do not understand where they have gone or why they have disappeared but it has. And it is scary. If people do not respect one another society has nowhere to go but down. Respect your family. Respect your elders. Respect your colleagues. Respect your neighbors. None of these are difficult tasks but they go a long way. Someone who shows me common courtesy and respect have a lot better chance of receiving my help than someone who is rude and expects things to just be given to them. On the flip side if someone goes out of their way to not be courteous I will not afford them any courtesy and I will not treat them with anything above a minimum amount of decency.
I do not know where common courtesy has gone but we need it back. Desperately.