What Ever Happened To Civility?

I am consistently underwhelmed with the caustic and often-times disturbing conversations that go on in online forums and commentary. I have always believed that you show your true colors when you can't be held accountable for what you are doing. Unfortunately, too many people take advantage of the anonymity offered by the internet to be petty, small-minded, bigoted, etc. The old proverb often comes to mind: Destroying things is easier than building them.

Some time ago, Tom gave each of us in the Studio a great book - Return To Civility: A Speed of Laughter Project, by John Sweeney & The Brave New Workshop.
The book has 365 suggestions for ways to improve your life and the lives of others by taking small and simple steps. The back of the book has a bit of great advice: "Act the way you want the world to be."