Why do we forget our manners?

As stated in About This Blog, I’ve encountered some pretty rude people in my life time. My goal is to construct a totally do-able list of everyday manners that people commonly forget.  As Emily Post’s Etiquette observes, manners really come down to respect.

Far too often, in my experience, people walk around with their heads down, ignoring everyone else around them.  Self absorption – whether in technology or a daily to-do list – causes people to forget that others exist apart from themselves.

It is important to recognize that each person has value and respect them.  It doesn’t matter your race, culture, creed, gender, or age!  Since manners come down to respect, it’s as good a place as any to start in the reminder to treat others as you wish to be treated.

It’s about more than loving someone as your neighbour; it’s about recognizing that you are not the centre of the universe. Everyone is deserving of common courtesy and respect.

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2 thoughts on “Why do we forget our manners?

  1. this is such a great idea for a blog. it may seem like some of the posts are common sense, but I have wondered why people are rude and inconsiderate so many times

    • Thanks, Ryan. I completely agree – WHY ARE PEOPLE SO RUDE?! It costs nothing (quite literally) to be polite! Also, manners can transcend time, place, race, religion – quite everything. When people are nice to each other, it goes beyond just making your day. It can influence your career and your opportunities. You never know who you’re going to meet along the way who you may meet again, who may make a difference to you.

      Thanks for the comment!

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