Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Polite is Rude

Can one really be polite?
The very nature of the gesture makes it obvious.
You can't be polite and subtle at the same time. So is it really worth it to be polite?
Isn't it like pity? And isn't that rude?

The very idea of being polite is to act in a way which would need deliberate effort.
Does that not make it a lie? And is lying polite?

The very need for politeness is to avoid offending others.
That is assuming that they're not good enough to handle the truth.

I don't think one can be polite without being disrespectful.
Politeness is like being rude but disguised.


  1. hey there. Found your blog on the google group you recently joined (if you know what I mean).

    I wouldn't define politeness as pity, or a lie.
    It is to say that I will refrain from being rude because I understand that even though you and I may have differences, neither of us is the center of the world and hence, I understand that there can be differences of opinion or perception and you can be different from me.

  2. I know what you mean Kalia's friend :P

    It could also mean that I will refrain from being rude because it's not the 'right' thing to do :)

  3. Didn't know you were Karan's friend when I posted. Figured now. Rights and lefts exist only for arguments sake. Like now.

  4. Well the argument "Rights and lefts exist only for arguments sake" is an attempt to dislodge the idea of Rights and Lefts. It's like proving the counter argument Wrong instead...

    Though I don't completely disagree with your argument.

  5. lol... yet you argue for arguments sake :)