Sunday, May 02, 2010

Handshake or Fist Bump

I don't deliberately keep a blind over my eyes regarding changes in my world but I must confess that many changes slip by me easily. For example, I have recently become aware of fist bumps as a replacement for handshakes.

I regard this as highly symbolic of the times in which we live. In this age of discord and discontent, a clenched fist encounter replaces the handshake. After all, a handshake pulls you closer to another person, kind of like a mini-hug with the hands. As far as I can tell, today's society regards that at a weakness and the fist bump as a stronger, more aggressive reaction when dealing with another person.

I don't buy it.

1 comment:

The Word Nerd said...

I completely agree. Society seems to be lacking in courtesy these days, and the fist bump is just another way in which today's culture has continued to eclipse relations of "the good old days."
I also wanted to say that I've recently discovered your blog, and I am most intrigued by your musings. Keep up the excellent work. :)