The Importance of Good Manners in Modern Society

2661 Words Mar 22nd, 2012 11 Pages


One of the first most visible characteristics that distinguish a person from the 21st century, from most of his predecessors, is the way in which our contemporaries behave themselves. Humanity has existed long enough on this Earth to understand, that there are certain unwritten laws, which govern our everyday life. It wouldn’t be a far-fetched statement if I say that obeying these universally accepted rules ensures if not a successful social life, then at least a feeling of personal satisfaction, that every one of us has the right to enjoy. Good manners express a life-friendly attitude that is generally appreciated. However, like most of the virtues we take for granted, they are a quality that
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It makes a world of difference! In the first case we are lying to both ourselves and the other participant in the action of interacting. We must be confident in our gestures and words, the reason not being countless hours of practice in front of the mirror, starring as a customer, friend, or the love of our life. Our behavioral patterns should be a system of well-preserved values and believes that govern our life. Good manners are an essential part of human interaction. They are the key to a locker. What does the locker stand for? It is the world around you, waiting for you to cultivate the right attitude towards it. Courtesy, shaped throughout a conscious effort, acts as a skeleton key obeying our every command in opening what turns out to be a series of uncountable possibilities. Good manners are as important as official law is. Significant difference being that when disobeying it, we do not get called to court, but to our inside judge, from whom there is no escape, nor option of bribing. He is merciless and straightforward. No formalities, delay or sympathy. He stands for our consciousness. Good manners are the base platform, responsible for the existence of our modern society. If it wasn’t for them, a collapse of the world as we know it would happen. In short, they are required from us so we can
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