I was reading the following extract which was sent to me at thebestofsouthend HQ and it made me think, are we in danger of losing our politeness?
Politeness usually begins at home or it doesn’t begin at all.
Politeness to others is usually born out of respect for the individual, which you learn as a child. When you are treated with respect by other members of the family, you learn to respect them as well.
The self-esteem that results from being recognized as a unique person by the people who matter most to you helps you develop the confidence necessary to succeed later in life. Politeness and consideration for others are habits that -- once developed -- usually stay with you for a lifetime.
While common courtesy may seem relatively insignificant in the grand scheme of things, it is a reflection of more basic values. More important, if you develop the habit of respecting others, you are likely to command respect from them.
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