Churlish: (adj) rude in a mean-spirited and surly way.
Some things should not change.
Two of the axioms that should remain the same are the definitions for rude and kind.
Without the definition for rude being set in stone, we begin to accept churlish behavior as being either grown-up, business-like or necessary for maintaining order.
The definition of rude is as follows: “I am going to speak to you without taking your feelings into consideration.”
The definition of kind is equally plain: “I’m going to speak to you as if I am talking to myself.”
When we start changing these definitions, we let in the bad attitudes, ill-tempered mannerisms and selfishness which turn the human race away from the Garden of Eden, toward the Jungle of the Beast.
It is not easy to be kind, but it is much more difficult to be churlish.
When rudeness is set in motion, it will continue and grow in its severity until a determined wall of kindness prohibits it.