So politeness, a term being used a lot especially in the discussions within politics right now, along with the #kinderpolitics hashtag a misnomer if ever there was one.
What is politeness and does it differ for everyone or different situations?
“Politeness is the practical application of good manners or etiquette. It is a culturally defined phenomenon, and therefore what is considered polite in one culture can sometimes be quite rude or simply eccentric in another cultural context.” Wikipedia
So reading the above definition politeness can be different in different cultures?
So should my question really be “is there a different definition of politeness when it comes to the world of politics?”
I guess I’m asking because I’m tired of reading so much hate. Regardless of where you stand on the current political debate, do you not realise that when you start being abusive or attacking people’s character the real debate is lost.
To quote the gorgeous Casey from Chicago Fire ” once you step into the gutter part of you will always stay there”.
Whilst you are dragging people’s name into the mud the vulnerable are being led to slaughter.
I have never know such calculating hate being used as such false propaganda. So many lies, so many media stories just full of bias and fabrication. It’s just not what and who I believe should be representing the British public representing all people.
So politeness, the application of good manners or etiquette. I think this is universal in the sense you should never try and destroy another person. Never berate someone just because you don’t agree and never treat someone as if they are inferior to you.
As I have said many times before the world would be a boring place if we all agreed. Yet right now respect does need to return to society as a hold. A reset on respect.
Over the next months the political field here in the UK is going to be busy. We have a new coronated prime minister and a labour leadership to face. The media is going to be full of spin spin and more spin. Let’s just remember politeness costs nothing and being respectful will always show the bullies up for who they are.
I will leave you with the words of John Lennon which I think are rather apt for this current political climate.