Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 12 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H4'ed 12/16/15

Sticks & Stones; Thoughts on PC

By       (Page 1 of 4 pages) (View How Many People Read This)   5 comments
Author 2425
Message Anthony Barnes
Become a Fan
  (17 fans)
When Cultures Promote Incivility, Rarely are the Results Pretty

Switzerland-01781 - Meadow Daisy
Switzerland-01781 - Meadow Daisy
(Image by archer10 (Dennis) (61M Views))
  Details   DMCA

"A bad word whispered will echo a hundred miles." Chinese proverb


"Can't we all just get along?" -- Rodney King



Where I come from, " PC " ranks high on the list of important character traits. It's viewed as a sign of a good upbringing. It indicates a balanced, collected, well-adjusted and self-assured personality type.


"Treat people the way you would want to be treated," is something that my parents drilled into me and my six siblings from the moment the "brat" in each of us began to emerge.


Of course, they were right. And it was a lesson that many of us had hoped the world's societies would have long ago absorbed. Whether it's a high-stepping, self-centered, trust-fund blue-blood, or a disabled homeless vet on a street corner begging for change, everybody wants to be treated with dignity and respect. That's a point I've heard made by practically everyone I know virtually every time they feel that they've been denied such treatment in one way or another.


Perhaps that's why to me, the initials "PC" have always stood for "Polite" and "Courteous."


Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).

 

Must Read 1   Supported 1   Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Anthony Barnes Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Anthony Barnes, of Boston, Massachusetts, is a free-lance writer who leans toward the progressive end of the political spectrum. "When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to (more...)
 
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

SURPRISE! Chris Christie's 2016 Gambit

Starlight and Shadows

PIG TALES

ISRAEL'S SHAME

ERRORS AND NO FACTS: Business as Usual at Fox News

"Smart-Ass White Boys"

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: