Where has common decency gone?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by UpstateNYUPSer, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I am watching the Today show and just saw this video. What is wrong with us?

    Youth Hockey Coach Trips Player During Handshakes - ESPN Video - ESPN
     
  2. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Good question.
    Decency...what is it?

    I notice a decline in simple decency followed by the words thank you.

    My husband and I came across a woman struggling to exit her car at a grocery store.
    She was parked in a handicap space.
    We were an aisle away and still quite a distance from her...
    I picked up my pace and moved toward her and my husband had no choice but to follow me.
    She was still struggling.
    I made it to her and asked if she needed help.
    She said yes.

    My husband pushed me aside and helped her out of the car.
    We provided an escort into the store to the mobility rider...

    Extreme example, yeah.
    I am hyper-aware because of my MS.
    ****
    It is the loss of simpler acts of decency or kindness which trouble me.

    Opening a door and holding it for two seconds longer for the person walking behind you.
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I was limiting my question to the video but am glad that you responded.
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Well, watching the Today show for starters !!
     
  5. upsmanclt

    upsmanclt Member

    Hockey coach investigated over accusations he tripped teenage player - The Globe and Mail Reading the comments at The Globe and Mail, it seems Canadians see this as a learning experience for the kid.
     
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Plain and simple. If the parents ( I won't give them the respect of calling them mom and dad) don't take that little mound of clay that is a baby and mold it into a respectful, courteous, decent human being then it will never be one as an adult and will create itself in it's offspring to continue the process.
    It can't be corrected with rules or laws.
     
  7. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Watching the Today show is not a starter for the lack of decency.

    I feel Cach is correct.
    It is the parents.

    Leading by example and the first example in our life is our parents.
     
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Need to recognize those digs!
     
  9. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Unfortunately we live in a very self-centered society.
     
  10. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    It is unfortunate.

    We have fans getting beat to a pulp at sporting events in front of their children.
    (I wonder how that man is doing.)

    We have $$$$ jocks calling out rude fans.

    ****

    I am not and I will not allow this crap to occur around me.
    I am lucky, now, because I can get away with acting to better the situation or call out the offender.

    I am scared, someday, it maybe me shoved by a rude person in line or called out because I am slow due to my invisible illness.
    Actually, this really scares me because I won't have someone like me around to call out the bully and help...