The number of teenagers who have offered me a seat since I started to get around with the stick ,is amazing. They are not all uncaring!Before I retired, I worked in DC and commuted from Virginia, an hours bus ride away. And there would ALWAYS be a true gentleman who would give up his seat. It never failed that someone would rise and I would gratefully sit.
Yes I expect my daughters to be courteous and respectful of others. If I ever hear they are not I will pull a "Susan" on them. That will show them! Just kidding you Susan. Actually they are both taller than me and stronger. Ha ha.
Seriously though kids need to learn this when they are young. It's hard to teach them when they are older.
Cell phones/ mobiles have certainly taken over > On holiday recently I saw this (maybe) 4 year old trying to attract mums attention, mum shrugged the kiddy off (quite violently I thought ) she was too busy with her mobile! At my expression of disgust my family thought it was a physical problem I had till I explained the reason. My eldest would have been on the woman's case but we were inside a restaurant and by the time she got there the woman had dragged the child off still yattering on her mobile. If this is how we are teaching the younger generation I fear for the future ,as regards caring for each other. > >