Has social media contributed to people becoming more and more and rude (or aggressive) towards one another? Does the fact videos and posts online can receive dislikes, hateful and abusive comments show that people are becoming more and more rude and aggressive?
I don't know if it "encourages people to think more black or white about things" ... and maybe it sort of does ... like whether they really, really like something OR don't like something ... rather than seeing "a good and bad" to it but I guess most people just think of almost always clicking one or the other
and even if they don't ... some people will always leave some kind of comment ... and some people don't bother and JUST click Like or Dislike ... some people just make a habit of it on everything but it's not really neccessary for every, everything
I guess it serves as a "quick indicator of popularity" (or not) ... of whether "the majority out there (OR who so far has seen it anyway) of whether they like something or not ... because really, how else is "popularity and perhaps success ... measured in perhaps the easiest way ... than to quickly see a number online virtually"
Everything "in the quick sense of measurement and amounts" is numbers to people ... that's what it "usually means to people" and that's how people take it OR take it for how it looks in the "quickest sense of assessment"
It's not the most deep way to think of and really look at something ... but for most people, and people in general, it's their "quickest way to assess something in general ... at least in popularity"
and the only people who FOLLOW IT MOST "like its some kind of gospel truth" (even though that can be b*llsh*t to some of us in our opinion and could care less) are people who care about nothing more than trends JUST FOR THE SAKE OF popularity itself rather than if it's "something of real high quality"
all numbers really mean is a measure in popularity or not ... it doesn't have to mean anything more than that.
It doesn't matter if millions or billions of other people like something or not ... if you're the odd one out and you really don't like something ... it's still your opinion. The greater numbers "don't have to decide for you" ... as long as you're honest it's still your opinion
and no ... you don't have to press Like or Dislike ... even that's a choice. The only reason people do it is because it's out of habit or they really just feel one or the other ... it doesn't have to be like that all the time ... but some people are
I think I can speak for a some in saying that the youth of today are most definitely nowhere near as polite or well-mannered. I speak of the simple gestures of offering seats towards elderly and disabled (instead refusing to give up the next seat that is probably filled by their bag and so as to just sit there and play on their iPhone), holding doors for people behind you and for being in general polite and well mannered?
When I'm on the bus or subway ... sometimes my bag's / backpack's heavy OR I may be carrying too much, and I just want a place to rest it all ... it's not always comfortable when you've got "a heavy / bulky backpack on you" or tons of bags with you (or whatever objects / items you may be carrying, especially big ones) and then trying to rest it all on your lap. It's not a really comfortable feeling ... especially if the ride is long. But I DO hate it when you have lots to carry or it's heavy and all the seats are occupied ... I fuckin' hate that.
But if I'm not carrying much and things are pretty light ... I don't mind others having a seat next to me or near me ... as long as they don't really smell bad OR "make us feel uncomfortable" (now and then or once in a while ... there's probably always someone like that to all or most of us out there) ... other than that, it's not a problem, or "shouldn't be"
But honestly ... if there's alot of space or lots of free seats available ... I usually just want to lay back my stuff somewhere while I'm on the ride ... especially if I want to look at a book / magazine / eat something, etc. Like WHEN there's so much free space
and seats available ... I don't see a problem. At least I don't put my feet up and stretch my legs out over a few seats that people could sit on
and as for holding doors open ... yes I do that sometimes, usually if people are close enough
Back a few decades ago some countries had so called 'etiquette classes' where children were taught the basic manners and morals of how to behave in public and to extend respect to others, e.g the elderly and help them. Correct me if I'm wrong but there doesn't seem to be any of this today....
lol no not really
Is this all because of social media and how it makes it so much easier to criticise people? If so is there any possible solution? It just seems to me that people nowadays are more concerned with themselves and money and in the process become incredibly selfish?
I am not sure if I worded it well but I just venting frustration at how the youth today are getting more and more rude and selfish, and I am just asking others if there should be classes that teach people how to act?
It seems like a great idea ... until the fact that some people's ideas might clash
But I guess if they don't like it ... they can get out. The ironic thing is, DEPENDING on their behaviour ... you would PROBABLY think "they need those classes" ... but you can't really force anyone to join and participate. Participating in a class really has to be more of a choice ... IF THEY REALLY WANT TO LEARN AND CHANGE ... you can't just take people and shove them in a class they don't want to be in. It would have to be more for people who are more serious about self improvement
Edited by GOLDENCARP, 31 December 2012 - 06:45 AM.