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What Has Happened To Civility?

It’s difficult enough to get along in life as it is. The difficulty increases as we encounter the incivility in the world. This state of affairs tempts me to believe those pop psychologists who say we are experiencing an epidemic … Continue reading

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Yearning For Civility

Out of curiosity, my friend Jorge looked up the salaries of members of the House of Representatives and the Senate. According to official sources, members of Congress and Senators receive $174,000 per year. The Majority and Minority Leaders of both … Continue reading

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What Happened To Civility?

I remember my community’s sadness and mourning that washed over us on June twelfth this year. The tragedy at the “Pulse” nightclub in Orlando, Florida represented both a breakdown of civility and an outpouring of civility.  The use of violence is symptomatic … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse Needed (OpEd)

Sometimes we might feel that getting a controversial point across to someone else in a heated conversation is like explaining trigonometry to a five-year-old.  No matter how many graphs, equations, appeals to reason, or practical descriptions one offers, your words … Continue reading

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International Civility Awareness Month

At times, I feel despondent about the overabundance of boorish, uncouth, loutish speech and behavior in our nation and the world. The advocacy of self-centeredness and uncivility by many cultural leaders sometimes makes me want to throw my hands up … Continue reading

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My Way Or The Highway?

Recently at the gym, one of the fellow members commented that he was tired of what passes for political discourse.  His comment reminded me of my own desire for civilized behavior and speech.  Uncivilized behavior and speech has become the norm and not … Continue reading

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