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July 16, 2009
Rudeness in the dictionary is defined as crude, primitive, undeveloped, and impolite. According to Professor Forni in ?The Civility Solution,? rudeness is an absence of consideration and respect; and, control through invalidation. Focused rudeness is intentional intimidation, domination, humiliation and dismissal. Unfocused rudeness is unintentional lack of consideration. ? I strove to keep in mind that by attacking my self-esteem, he was attempting to gain control over me .?
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By Diana Olson | August 12, 2010
Part 2 : The ultimate goal of civility is to create positive relationships and social exchanges that take into consideration the thoughts, feelings, ideas, and comfort of others. It is about verbal and physical restraint of negative destructive emotions and desires. It is about stopping to think before taking action. What will be the consequences of the words and actions that you use in an angry moment? Stating your needs in an assertive and calm manner; and using kindness and thoughtfulness will often get more of your needs met than using aggressiveness.
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November 11, 2010
In my wildest dreams, I would never have imagined that I would get "the finger" in La Cañada from what some would consider an attractive 40-something woman in a new-model SUV (or from anyone, for that matter). My family has lived in the area for 40 years and I still cannot believe that I experienced such rude behavior in my very own neighborhood from one of my "neighbors. " I was driving south toward Foothill Boulevard on a Sunday afternoon, apparently too slowly for this woman, but at the speed limit.
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By Anita S. Brenner | October 18, 2013
After Dr. Melissa Johnson gave a program on girls and cliques for the La Cañada Unified School District last year, I invited her to speak to the La Cañada Thursday Club. Even though I am a past president of the Thursday Club, doing a swan song as the club's current vice president, bringing in a psychologist to discuss relationships is slightly out of character. I've practiced law for nearly 40 years, with a focus on trial work. My law school class was less than 7% female. Cliques?
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July 16, 2009
Rudeness in the dictionary is defined as crude, primitive, undeveloped, and impolite. According to Professor Forni in ?The Civility Solution,? rudeness is an absence of consideration and respect; and, control through invalidation. Focused rudeness is intentional intimidation, domination, humiliation and dismissal. Unfocused rudeness is unintentional lack of consideration. ? I strove to keep in mind that by attacking my self-esteem, he was attempting to gain control over me .?
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