Here is a very enlightened view of the ongoing epidemic of rudeness and bad behavior in the USA. The comparisons in election seasons is very interesting, as well.
Be kind. Refuse to tolerate bad behavior. Make the world a better place.
(This is my #reblogwednesday article. See more about that here: https://knowleselle.wordpress.com/my-wednesday-re-blogs/)
“Let us learn to live with kindness, to love everyone, even when they do not love us.” (Pope Francis)
It’s going to be a long 14 months until our next presidential election. Many other countries have very different approaches to their elections:
- In Canada, the minimum length for a campaign is 36 days, and the longest ever—in 1926—was 10.5 weeks;
- In Australia, the campaign must be at least 33 days; the longest ever was 11 weeks in 1910;
- In France, the official election campaign usually lasts no more than 2 weeks;
- In Japan, campaigning is permitted for 12 days.
In our wisdom, we Americans draw out the process longer than the War of the Roses. And, to add to the fun, our candidates engage in incivility that would cause them to have their mouths rinsed out with soap, or at least an extended time-out…
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