[infographic] The Death of Manners

I came across this amazing infographic regarding the death of manners, and how modern man is contributing to the slow, painful death of them. As an added bonus, the infographic includes zombies! Zombies, obviously, are the most mannerless creatures around, which made them perfect for giving you something to chew on…

I’m sure you know someone that could use this graphic, so please share! You never know, it might be the best thing to happen to the people around him/her.

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Blake Hammerton

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Blake Hammerton is the founder and coach at The Sharp Gentleman, and helps men earn more respect while gaining confidence in who they are. He is a certified relationship coach and loves writing about men's fashion, style, character-building, relationships, travel, adventure, and more.

  • Manners, everyone has them but few tend to use them. I hate when the person you’re on the with, puts me on hold. I also hate when someone is wearing dark sunglasses while talking face to face. I little common sense goes a long way people. If more people had manners this world would be so much better.

    • I disagree, I think manners have a lot to do with a person’s ability to empathize and look at things from the perspective of others. Not everyone has this ability therefore, not everyone will have manners.

      The way you treat other people basically comes down to being self-aware enough to treat them the way you would want to be treated. This requires a lot of introspection and a belief that certain situations and things deserve respect. If say you tell off some teenager to pick up his garbage and they respond, “I don’t have to listen to you, you’re not my dad!”, That implies that they were never taught and it has never even come across their minds to respect their elders. Who or what do we blame this on? The parents? The school? The culture?

      Well, whoever you decide to blame, being a little bit entitled is part of the American culture these days. A brief look at other countries around the world proves that this isn’t a generational thing, nor is it because of technology like computers and phones. It’s about culture.

      • I slightly disagree, and agree with parts of what both you said. Everyone does have manners, but not everyone is taught to use them. I believe how they have been raised and their environment has the largest impact on how people use their manners. It’s not that they were born without the ability to know their manners, but rather raised up in an environment where it didn’t matter.

  • It’s probably true that the people born in the late 80’s and maybe 90’s didn’t get enough face-to-face time with people to learn good manners and they think the poorly behaved celebrities are “cool”. It’s those of us that are late 70’s and early 80’s kids who actually interacted with other people and spent time playing football and soccer in the back yard that learned manners by spending time with other kids. I really think that’s the point.

  • I believe every generation had role models that had a bad influence on a person’s manner. Even though the current generation is receiving a lot of blame for their flaws, it is the past generation that raised them. Also the past generation was not any better than the current one.

    • I agree. It’s all very complicated and subjective in my opinion. You can’t really blame one person or one generation for this problem. The only definitive thing about this problem is that it exists. I don’t think anyone disputes the fact that manners are becoming increasingly rare.

  • Honeycomb13

    As someone who didn’t grew up in a conventional way I didn’t have the luxury of being taught manners (in my opinion) to the extent that was extremely needed in my life. No exaggerations a majority of my manners I learned from other households… because they checked me for breaking the particular behavioral rule that I walked away learning. There was a point in high school when I’d be sort of nervous to go to a friends house because I didn’t want to do something rude out of ignorance, how does one Learn manners? Guess I’ll just have to google it xD