The Popularity of Being Rude
Being rude has probably been around since cave people. Grog makes fun of Og for falling down on the hunt. All the other cave men laugh. Grog like make cave men laugh. Grog must be better than Og. Grog make Og feel sad but Grog popular now. One day, Grog make fun of Yag. Yag beat Grog until Grog pee in loin cloth. Now, Grog not so popular. He get nickname,"Peepee."
Being rude tends to inflate the ego which grows larger if unchecked. Many times, rude children grow up to be rude adults unless someone adjusts their attitudes. Some people get away with being rude their whole lives but many fall to a personal adjustment of some sort. It is really hard to continue being rude when someone has stepped on your neck to prove that point.
"If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen" is probably the most famous quote by rude people, followed by snickers or exclamation marks.
My sweet old grandmother couldn't stand rudeness. You could say,"This pie tastes like crap!" Grandma would explain to you why being rude was a sign of ignorance with amazing conviction in her voice. Now, if you would have said to grandma,"I don't like this pie (Not in a smart ass tone)"......she would have patted your back and said,"Ok sweetie, I have some cookies if you like?"
Being rude always comes from a condescending mind set. Whether it's tossing knowledge, bible verses or blind insults at someone, it is being rude. It many times winds up with the third grade mentality of calling each other names. The teacher of life has to step in and give, "Time Outs"
Being rude has become very popular these days. Simon Cowl makes his rude remarks to hopeful singers and the watchers are entertained as the poor souls walk off stage with a heart full of broken dreams. The producers obviously pick far less talented people to be set up for the kill. Why is seeing the death of a dream entertaining to anyone?
Pros should know better.
One could say that it is simply part of professional competition. I've worked with professional people in the music industry for years. I could count on one hand, the times I witnessed a real professional being rude to a new artist or writer. The most respected professionals have turned hundreds or thousands of hopefuls away but they did it with class and many times, gave them direction to improve their talents.
The rude, "In your face" attitude has become a highlight in many forums, among the efforts of calm reasoning and intelligent discussion. Rudeness is often applauded but never, really respected.
If you pay close attention to any written or verbal argument, intellect diminishes as soon as rudeness begins.
In the end, being rude can often lead to violence. I know from my younger days. I have the scars to prove it.