Saving Civility: 52 Ways to Tame Rude, Crude and Attitude for a Polite Planet is an accessible and practical resource by Sara Hacala. It outlines what is needed to restore civility in American society, where it is under fire from all sides.
Witness all the texting and cell phone abuse, road rage, general rudeness, and inability on the part of many people to listen to others with full attention. Since face-to-face communication has lessened, self-centered and often aggressive individuals are using the Internet to trash bloggers and critics, to spread malicious gossip and to terrorize others through cyberbullying.
Hacala sees this book as a call to action and believes we can all do our part to shape a more civilized society and a politer planet. She counsels us to each take a hard look at our public and private behavior. Here is sage advice on ways we can become emissaries for such spiritual antidotes to incivility as common courtesy, reverence, respect and empathy (SkyLight Paths).
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