I really like how you articulated “mean and cruel” in this article.
Hal Bolter
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Hal,

I think decorum is definitely part of it, but I’ll stretch that and say many are losing basic compassion and empathy for others. Someone else commented on the notion of caring vs. empathy and how we journey from a place of decency and compassion to empathy, and finally to caring. It’s hard to come from a place of hate when you’re grounded in treating people in the way you expect to be treated. If that makes any sense :)

Cheers, Felicia