Kudos to George Smith, The Native Conservative, for his column headlined, “All our techno-toys give us more outlets to behave rudely, crudely.”

I also am deeply troubled with the lack of civility and politeness that I have observed ever increasing during my nearly 77 years of life. The improper wearing of hats and folks gabbing on cell phones in inappropriate places really galls me.

Likewise, personal attacks observed on TV shows, in the electronic media and in public places, I find to be very distressing. Also, if those folks who revel in writing anonymous letters don’t have the intestinal fortitude to make their names known, they shouldn’t waste their time writing. I, for one, won’t waste my time reading them.

I sincerely hope that everyone who read Smith’s column will look inward and ask themselves one question: Am I personally exhibiting any of these attributes that he is talking about?

If the answer is yes to even one of the issues, I hope people will make an attempt to change to make our world a better place in which to live.

Another piece of advice: Every time people receive an attacking email they should delete it, as I do.

Albert L. Godfrey Sr.

Winthrop


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