I've always believed in treating others the way I'd want to be treated. As the saying goes, life is short. So I believe that we need to be kind to each other during the time we've got.
And yet, I see an abundance of rudeness, cynicism and misguided anger towards others everywhere. I see it from other people in everyday life. I see it online in places like YouTube, 4Chan and internet forums.
I have to wonder what the deal with these people are? Were they not raised properly? Did their parents not teach them manners growing up? Are they unhappy with themselves and trying to ensure that everyone around them is as miserable as they are, whether they deserve it or not?
Really, is being kind and polite to others such a bad thing?