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This is to get your take on the topic. Do you feel that social responsibility still exists (looking out for your fellow man) and do you feel that manners are important to fueling a positive society. Do you use manners every day or as much as you feel that you should.

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It exists in small doses. Modern culture has almost successfully killed it off.
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You shouldn't need to even ask someone to behave, what are we? children?

And to answer your question. No it doesnt, only to the few who actually have enough decency and respect to talk to others on the same level, and you wonder why people lose their manners and respect.

Responsibility? Looking out for your fellow man, of course. Why would anyone want to see someone you can willingly help suffer? Even if we have some sort of grudge against another, time will tell if they can show you respect.

Like saving the life of someone you hate, would they do the same for you? In all reality we should never think like that, no matter what you have against another, I should pull you out of the flames even if my hatred for you burns like that fire. People just can't seem to understand the simplicity in the value life, and it scares me, it really does. We learn to rise above hate, not live it it, this is how the world can change.

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its everywhere the only thing is that everyone including the media and all that are only paying attention to those who don't. for example, who would you be looking at the guy that's helping out an old lady or the guy who's screaming at puppies.
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One time I watched a "young man" while talking to the cell phone rep, take off his shoe and itch his foot. He even put the shoe on the counter while itching his foot. I was completely amazed at this act.
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I think people have taken social responsibility to a whole new level with the SJW thing. Nowadays people are so quick to take offense on behalf of others not because they care or because it's the right thing to do, but because they want to feed their own sense of self-righteousness. It's really sickening. Every thing gets turned into a race/gender issue and everyone's just so quick to victimize others to push their own agendas.

As for manners, I think it's on its way to being completely forgotten. The younger generation barely has a clue on the very basics of proper etiquette or common courtesy. It's quite sad.
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I always use my manners towards people when I'm out and about. I don't think it takes much effort to be polite. The only time I don't is if you're being a complete douche.
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The first thing that comes to mind is Nike, for the oppsoite reasons.
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I guess that the topic can be looked at in several different ways. My opinion is partially of the idea that manners will play a large part in how we see social responsibility, weather it be in looking out for someone being in a situation that they need immediate help or even something as minor as picking up after yourself and not littering. Social decline seems to be revolving around the "every man for himself" idea. Please feel free to broaden the topic.
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Manners? Ha. Most don't bother with them anymore, for reasons stated above. But me, personally? I am quick to say 'please', 'thank you', etc. I'm always polite, and I am forever guilty of apologizing far too much. But, really, is it so hard to be polite? I don't get it.
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I have been brought up extremely 'well' mannered, and I do consider manners as important, common courtesy. Whilst I use them everyday, I often encounter people who feel the same way. But some people just don't get, they don't see the point. These people are often incredibly brash and don't perceive themselves as being rude or impolite, which they in fact are. people are also incredibly judgemental, the best way to make first impressions on anyone is to be kind, helpful and polite regardless of what your initial thoughts of them are, and what theirs might be of you.
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Also in a cultural context there could be a lot said as to our views of the subject.
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Do you feel that social responsibility still exists (looking out for your fellow man)?
Yes. I recognize this as a facet of society that is subject to fluctuation, and I do think that social responsibility can be taken to the extreme.

Do you feel that manners are important to fueling a positive society?
To some extent, "yes." I certainly do not confuse politeness and courtesy for positivity, much less, honesty. Pretty words and proper social conduct very easily serve as weapons used in cruelty. One can display impeccable manners even as he or she psychologically abuses, and even murders.

Do you use manners every day, or as much as you feel that you should?
Yes, though I don't practice it out of obligation; I do so out of want. I have no intention of molding myself into a pinnacle of courtesy, and can certainly be considered "crude" by some standards. My reasoning is expressed in my previous answer. I possess a fear of what I like to call "vipers with silver tongues," and henceforth do not entirely subscribe.





I notice that the "younger generation" is commonly thrown under the bus, more or less, and deemed as discourteous laggards; however, I point out that common courtesy and "social responsibility" has not suddenly declined. In the West, the Victorian Era was the last time courtesy has been damned near worshipped. The Flapper years absolutely scandalized the Victorians, regarding "crassness," and we have been bobbing ever since. I feel that it's a cop-out to place blame at the feet of "younger people," especially since the very people responsible for raising them as such are given a free pass.
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Beautifully said
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Men is forced by law to have resposibilty , the more we are bended by law the less self resposibilty we have, only social pressure dictated in which direction we take resposibilty with ourselves and others.

Should I lose weight? Should I go to that party? Should I drink and drive??? but tomorrow is the exam? etc. etc.

That kinds of responsibility, actions that make ourselves think of us in the in society is resposibilty
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