Tell a friend about us
discourteous, impolite, uncivil, vulgar,
unmannerly, disrespectful, misbehaved, brazen, insulting, caustic,
gruff, uncouth, brash, inconsiderate, tactless, boisterous, sarcastic, abrupt,
furious, uncivilized, crude, coarse, ferocious, vile, savage,
offensive, raging, violent, brutal, cruel, contemptuous, insolent,
grouchy, barbarous, gross...
(The Synonym Finder,J.I. Rodale, Warner Books)
Welcome to RudeBusters...
RudeBusters is a private mission gone public
On any given day, we're all bound to bump into the etiquette-challenged and ethics-deficient.
Daily incivility, disrespect, disproportionate rage and self-absorbed behavior has many faces:
from an elevator door slammed in your face, or a rager behind the wheel tailgating you menacingly, to a co-worker who steals your lunch, or a CEO who needs $855 million a year to make ends
meet -- at the cost of 1,337 jobs.
As the tide of selfish, uncivil, angry, and rude behavior rises, so does its impact on all of us -- with far-reaching
consequences. Our mission at RudeBusters is to champion good manners, courtesy, more consideration and less incivility, more respect and fair treatment for all.
What are good manners?
According to statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke, "Manners are of more importance than laws. The law can touch us here and there, now and then. Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in.
"When men are crowded in communities, the art of living together is no small art.
How to diminish friction… how to keep down offensive pride; how to banish the rasping of selfishness… how to move among men inspired by various and conflictive motives and yet not have collision
-- this is the function of good manners."
Obviously, it's not just about how to fold a napkin or which fork to use first
Etiquette and courtesy are the glue that keeps a society whole. Mutual respect and treating each other with dignity are the core of a civilized specie.
Good manners and respect are inseparable -- it's how we're able to interact and get along.
We don't always have to agree with each other, but we can be civil. When civility and respect are abandoned, we cease to be civilized.
In order to help deflect and defuse the anger and rudeness that pervades our society,
RudeBusters seeks to inform, encourage, fortify and entertain those who stop at our site.
Our goal is to help visitors be smarter, safer, healthier, calmer, fight back to right a wrong,
be empowered, confident, de-stressed and amused -- and if desired, help others to
do the same. Your comments are always welcome and thank you for visiting.
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