I have observed over the past decade an explosion in argumentative, disagreeable, rude people.
There are people who are simply hot-tempered and combative by nature. That's not what I'm referring to here.
I am referring to an overall rise in ill-mannered, self-centered, socially stunted behavior. It is not just in young people, but in all people. I assume it is due to people spending more and more time on screens, plus the increasing divisions of society, in part due to those screens, and less and less time honing and practicing their social skills with real people.
At the same time that people behave bristly toward those they interact with, they complain about the bristled treatment they receive from others.
Today I want to address this trend, and throw a recommendation in there for you:
Be more pleasant.