Why Are People So Rude and Mean These Days?

Why are people so mean, for God’s sake? I sometimes try so hard to understand why so many human beings do find it easier to be critical and mean and hostile, instead of being nice, but I never seem to get to any valid explanation. Maybe because they express their inside furies and frustrations by trying to make others feel lousy too or maybe because they just don’t care about the way their actions affect other individuals.
As horrible as this may sound, I would like to think that maybe the reason why people are so mean is because they’re hurt. At some point, somebody-their parents, their lovers, Lady Luck-did them dirty. They were crushed. And they’re still afraid the pain will never stop, or that it will happen again. But, wouldn’t that be describing every single person living on planet Earth? Of course it would.
It seems to be getting worse that people don’t seem to be able to show any common manners or respect anymore. You hold a door open for someone or make way for someone to get passed and they can’t be bothered to say a simple thank you. When you’re out shopping people are in too much of a hurry to barge past you without saying sorry or excuse me. I make it a point to smile at almost everyone and hardly ever, will someone smile back at me. People are generally rude and manners or a simple please and thank you seemed to have gone out the window.

We seem to have developed into a very selfish nation where people only seem to want to think of themselves. Mine, mine, mine. Many people these days have become preoccupied with themselves and I can’t help but wonder whether there’s a lack of real social skills and common manners. We have more ways now to keep in contact with one another but the good old-fashioned art of conversation and simply being polite, considerate and passing the time of day to one another seems to be dying off. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve stopped to allow someone past, held a door open for someone or done an act of random kindness only for them to walk past without so much as a simple thank you. Is it too much to ask these days for people to be courteous and polite or are we losing the ability to think about others?
Tell Me what you think or leave me a comment as to when the last time someone was rude to you.

2 thoughts on “Why Are People So Rude and Mean These Days?

  1. you are so right you hold a door open and they look at you like you are crazy> It does seem to be getting worse some people are afraid of each other.Every now and then a person will be kind


    1. Hi Brian,
      Thank you for your reply. I’m not sure where you live but I live in the Chicago area and people have gotten completely out of control. I think its very sad that its come down to this. I guess its up to us to keep being polite. LOL!!!


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