(Another in the continuing series of quotes to start the week.)
Last week in this series I presented a quote from Jonathan Swift on the meaning of mannerly behavior. This week I’m offering up a quote from Science Fiction Grand Master Robert A. Heinlein’s novel Friday (emphasis in original):
Sick cultures show a complex of symptoms … but a dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.
I’m not sure that needs much commentary, so I’ll just insert this relevant image:
(Image: “Well, amen (etc.)” by Francesca Castelli, on Flickr under Creative Commons.)
Have a great week….by