Civility

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    Of the countless virtues necessary for civilization, civility seems to be the number one. After all, if you can't be civil, how can you have a civilization?

    Yet, it's also the one that is severely lacking in modern America. And this isn't one side isn't civil while they other side is. Everyone seems to be having issues with civility.

    So we can't be nice to our neighbor because they are liberal or conservative? We can't treat the guy down the street as a human because he happens to be muslim? Or athiest? or Christian? or Jewish?

    Without civility, we have no civilization. So what do we do to build civility in our nation?
     
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    I reserve my civility for the civilized. Barbarians don't appreciate it.
     
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    Snark provides instant gratification. The rewards for civility aren't as readily apparent.

    However, don't you think that most people are actually civil to their actual neighbors?
     
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    I'm civil in RL, less so here.
     
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    depends on where you are.
     

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