Three small things that make a difference....

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Found 20th Jan
3 tiny things that make such a difference....

"Manners, politeness & gratitude".


Lost on a lot of today's .....

I guess this is another one of those type of "every generation blames the one other one" type things.

Change is inevitable - but not always for the better as history demonstrates....

Manners maketh man and so on....
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Was the same back in Deekys' day.


The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.


Socrates.469 -399 BC
Edited by: "tryn2help" 20th Jan
Btw I don't think its so much to do with manners etc, more to do with people being so self obsessed with the likes of social media that they don't understand how to deal with real life.
I find younger people to be more polite and have better manners than older people. There are some miserable and arrogant older people out there!
cloudthecat1 h, 31 m ago

Nobody forced you to comment on it - if you have nothing positive to …Nobody forced you to comment on it - if you have nothing positive to add......Two words spring to mind!


Are they two polite words though?
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Number 4: Superior firepower.
...and woman


shit happens we all forget

but ta mutchly for the reminder
And that's why I'm not really a people person. Yes there are nice people, but the ***** definitely outweigh the nice.
As for manners... I don't know why people find it so hard to use them, they cost nothing. Whether it's a generation thing I don't know but it's the same whether you come across old, middle aged or young, a lot them don't know how to use them. I know myself that I've always been told to use them and I'm exactly the same with all my kids. Be polite, kind and respectful
Not so tiny - I have also been brought up that way , has never done me any harm through my life - quite the opposite . However manners and being polite are somehow "uncool" to many these days . Many of our lesser educated masses think its "cool" even "big" to be impolite but they only learn the error of their ways through their lives .

The youth of today should learn that wisdom (as opposed to intelligence and knowledge ) cannot be learnt - only acquired gradually through being polite and attentive to their wiser elders .
WOW!!!

What fantastic responses ... ... I thought this was going to go awry!
I concur entirely.
Yet another BS thread clogging up Misc.......
rogparki10 m ago

Not so tiny - I have also been brought up that way , has never done me any …Not so tiny - I have also been brought up that way , has never done me any harm through my life - quite the opposite . However manners and being polite are somehow "uncool" to many these days . Many of our lesser educated masses think its "cool" even "big" to be impolite but they only learn the error of their ways through their lives.


I can only assume that you are being ironic considering that when you wade in to most Ask threads you start calling everybody a sheep because they choose to do something that you disagree with and generally denigate large swathes of people.
Edited by: "RossD89" 20th Jan
Shengis4 m ago

Yet another BS thread clogging up Misc.......

It's that much BS that you felt obliged to take your time to write a comment how funny
Shengis5 m ago

Yet another BS thread clogging up Misc.......


Nobody forced you to comment on it - if you have nothing positive to add......

Two words spring to mind!
cloudthecat9 m ago

WOW!!!What fantastic responses ... ... I thought this was going to go …WOW!!!What fantastic responses ... ... I thought this was going to go awry! I concur entirely.


I agree on the importance of good manners. Is this the male Cloudthecat or female Cloudthecat user making this thread?
Obviously not my target audience lol.

Shengis8 m ago

Yet another BS thread clogging up Misc.......



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No? Ok.....
Btw I don't think its so much to do with manners etc, more to do with people being so self obsessed with the likes of social media that they don't understand how to deal with real life.
RossD8927 m ago

I can only assume that you are being ironic considering that when you wade …I can only assume that you are being ironic considering that when you wade in to most Ask threads you start calling everybody a sheep because they choose to do something that you disagree with and generally denigate large swathes of people.



I presume you mean "denigrate " ?. Sheep are followers , so if I suggest they should inform themselves , rather than just follow . I plead guilty .
Shengis32 m ago

Yet another BS thread clogging up Misc.......

Shengis32 m ago

Yet another BS thread clogging up Misc.......




I doubt it - Misc is hard to find these days - not like in the halcyon days of yore when it was the hub of lively informed discussion
rogparki7 m ago

I presume you mean "denigrate " ?. Sheep are followers , so if I suggest …I presume you mean "denigrate " ?. Sheep are followers , so if I suggest they should inform themselves , rather than just follow . I plead guilty .


You don't inform, you belittle.

Your reply to me pretty much encapsulates that, doesn't it?
RossD895 m ago

You don't inform, you belittle.Your reply to me pretty much encapsulates …You don't inform, you belittle.Your reply to me pretty much encapsulates that, doesn't it?


Yup , guilty as charged But through a polite exchange of views you have added a word to your vocabulary - so its a win win situation
rogparki2 m ago

Yup , guilty as charged But through a polite exchange of …Yup , guilty as charged But through a polite exchange of views you have added a word to your vocabulary - so its a win win situation


I presume you mean "It's".

You're welcome.
SMDH! ^^^^

Dear oh dear......
RossD894 m ago

I presume you mean "It's".You're welcome.


My point exactly , we all learn my politely interacting with each other
Was the same back in Deekys' day.


The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.


Socrates.469 -399 BC
Edited by: "tryn2help" 20th Jan
Saturn59 m ago

I agree on the importance of good manners. Is this the male Cloudthecat or …I agree on the importance of good manners. Is this the male Cloudthecat or female Cloudthecat user making this thread?


I'm guessing female because of the mumsnet acronyms lower down in comments.
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@cloudthecat

"3 tiny things that make such a difference....

"Manners, politeness* & gratitude".


Lost on a lot of today's* ....."

Spelling.
Grammar.
* Punctuation.

Close enough.
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cloudthecat1 h, 31 m ago

Nobody forced you to comment on it - if you have nothing positive to …Nobody forced you to comment on it - if you have nothing positive to add......Two words spring to mind!


Are they two polite words though?
bo0td4 m ago

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What's that stuck inside the mug?
MSK.6 m ago

What's that stuck inside the mug?


See Shadey12's picture.
bo0td14 m ago

See Shadey12's picture.


I hope you're sure!
shadey121 h, 52 m ago

I'm guessing female because of the mumsnet acronyms lower down in …I'm guessing female because of the mumsnet acronyms lower down in comments.[Image] 50/50 though.


Struggling to understand why this relativeĺy simple question appears to be so difficult to address. A bit strange, don't you think?
Saturn12 m ago

Struggling to understand why this relativeĺy simple question appears to be …Struggling to understand why this relativeĺy simple question appears to be so difficult to address. A bit strange, don't you think?


Maybe the clue was in 'the manners maketh man' comment, but the mumsnet acronym threw me.
It does seem strange starting a thread on good manners, then not having the decency to reply.
Difficult for the youth to see the need for manners from behind a screen. Porn sets their expectations of sexual encounters, snapchat sets their expectations of communication (taking photos of everything), Twitter is full of old people barking about what’s wrong with the world, Facebook is full of middle aged having a bit of fun and keeping in touch with family, tinder/Grindr/pof sets their expectations of meeting a partner of the future or just provides an avenue for meaningless encounters.

Is it any wonder?
shadey129 h, 22 m ago

Maybe the clue was in 'the manners maketh man' comment, but the mumsnet …Maybe the clue was in 'the manners maketh man' comment, but the mumsnet acronym threw me.It does seem strange starting a thread on good manners, then not having the decency to reply.


maybe it is Princess in another guise
joesmum23 m ago

maybe it is Princess in another guise


Sweetooth34 is princess in another guise (I think) but who knows.
Shengis16 h, 2 m ago

Btw I don't think its so much to do with manners etc, more to do with …Btw I don't think its so much to do with manners etc, more to do with people being so self obsessed with the likes of social media that they don't understand how to deal with real life.


You only have to look how a group of people (don't) interact with each other these days.

On board a train, on a bus, or other public transport, in any queue, or even sat around a dinner table; most, if not all, on some handheld gadget, telling the world & their followers about their important lives, & not actually engaging with the people around them.

When we used to speak to each other, instead of rapidly pressing characters & emojis on a keypad attempting to form a language like English, we knew the gender of all of our friends, & the names of our neighbours. We even supported our local shopkeepers instead of forcing them out of business by buying products from around the world & waiting weeks for a delivery just to save a few pounds.

Some may argue that the human race has made progress because of technology, but apart from the next generation not needing neck muscles, the art of conversation is declining so much so that it won't be long before grunting to communicate like our prehistoric ancestors will not just be limited to teenagers.

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[Source: Without prior permission from Ted Goff. © 1997 Ted Goff. World Rights Reserved]
fanpages2 h, 17 m ago

You only have to look how a group of people (don't) interact with each …You only have to look how a group of people (don't) interact with each other these days.On board a train, on a bus, or other public transport, in any queue, or even sat around a dinner table; most, if not all, on some handheld gadget, telling the world & their followers about their important lives, & not actually engaging with the people around them.When we used to speak to each other, instead of rapidly pressing characters & emojis on a keypad attempting to form a language like English, we knew the gender of all of our friends, & the names of our neighbours. We even supported our local shopkeepers instead of forcing them out of business by buying products from around the world & waiting weeks for a delivery just to save a few pounds.Some may argue that the human race has made progress because of technology, but apart from the next generation not needing neck muscles, the art of conversation is declining so much so that it won't be long before grunting to communicate like our prehistoric ancestors will not just be limited to teenagers.[Image] [Source: Without prior permission from Ted Goff. © 1997 Ted Goff. World Rights Reserved]



I've been with the wife for over 15 years, EVERY night she rings her mum.... Actually every night until recently, she now sends her messages through facebook. I say to her "why u no ring her, you so rude!"

For the last few years i've been of the opinion that much as I love technology I also hate it for what it's doing to people. If a disaster happened that wiped out the internet I think we'd all be screwed as we essentially know sod all these days. All thanks to google having the information instantly available, we don't 'need' to know anything. No wonder the world appears to be getting stupider by the day

On the flipside though, all that cheap Chinese crap you can import thanks to the net.......
I find younger people to be more polite and have better manners than older people. There are some miserable and arrogant older people out there!
Pink_Yoshi_Rebel_Army21st Jan

I find younger people to be more polite and have better manners than older …I find younger people to be more polite and have better manners than older people. There are some miserable and arrogant older people out there!


They reach a certain age and they feel like they have earnt the right to be a very awkward twonk.
shadey123 h, 37 m ago

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"...reward those that reproduce the most..."

Shengis1 h, 43 m ago

I've been with the wife for over 15 years, EVERY night she rings her …I've been with the wife for over 15 years, EVERY night she rings her mum.... Actually every night until recently, she now sends her messages through facebook. I say to her "why u no ring her, you so rude!"For the last few years i've been of the opinion that much as I love technology I also hate it for what it's doing to people. If a disaster happened that wiped out the internet I think we'd all be screwed as we essentially know sod all these days. All thanks to google having the information instantly available, we don't 'need' to know anything. No wonder the world appears to be getting stupider by the day On the flipside though, all that cheap Chinese crap you can import thanks to the net.......






I did post something similar in another thread a few years ago about how I was educated up to A-Level in a period of the British Education System when it was important to be able to spell words correctly. We also learned how to construct a sentence, & we knew where countries were located on a map or we could find them on a globe. Those were the days before Short Message Service text was conceived. In fact, before mobile telephone handsets were available too. In order to research topics we had to read an encyclopaedia, we visited our elderly relatives so they could impart their knowledge, or we went to a local library.

I wonder how many homework assignments these days contain text solely derived from Wikipedia.
tryn2help20 h, 14 m ago

Was the same back in Deekys' day.The children now love luxury; they have …Was the same back in Deekys' day.The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.Socrates.469 -399 BC



Now that is seriously scary - like it was written yesterday. So sometimes the good old days were only good
because we were the children...... cue for " the way we were " I think!
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