It is true that there are good and bad etiquette. Any feeling that a person who comes across in our daily life, leaves on our mind will always from their excellent manners. A god mannered person immediately attracts attention. Etiquettes are more sufficient than ethics. Good ethics stand for the growing of a decent personality.
Good etiquettes mean good behaviours with others they are nothing but an art of getting along with people, and art of pleasing people. They make persons good. They are credentials we instinctively present to our fellowmen as we make our way through life and on which people base their primary opinion of our merits and demerits. Good ethics extend to the all range of activity-from correct way of eating to wisest and most successful methods of ruling a kingdom. So they can be named as acceptable behaviour.
Mark Twain says, “The peach was ones a bitter almond, a cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education”. This means knowledge unadorned by good etiquettes is but poor achievement. A good manned person is always unbeaten. They are also well-liked, courteous and calm. They are trust worthy and positive. We are social animal we have to live in a society good ethics permit us to engage in successful social life and serve as a mirror to the society. We should be respectful. We should say “Thank you” for a service received. We should be courteous in the presents of our superior or equals. We should not be arrogant, selfish, egoistic and impolite. We should always be clean.
Good ethics are to be learnt from childhood. Otherwise, evil manners grow very quickly, which can never help as to go ahead in life. As social ethnicity differ from place to place we should be develop a sense of adaptableness.
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Introduction: The Importance of Manners
Manners are something used every day to make a good impression on others and to feel good about oneself. No matter where you are - at home, work, or with friends - practicing good manners is important.
Good manners are more than opening doors and writing thank you notes. While opening doors for others and writing notes is nice, true courtesy goes deeper. Being polite and courteous means considering how others are feeling.
If you practice good manners, you are showing those around you that you are considerate of their feelings and respectful. You are also setting standards for others' behavior and encouraging them to treat you with similar respect.
Every culture and individual may have different rules or feelings about what is polite or is not polite. The goal of this course is to review some of the more basic and common rules of polite behavior in our society.
These rules may differ from person to person or based on situation, but there is one rule of good manners (and life, in general) that is always easy to follow - do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Next: Test Your Manners! Take the test and see where you fall on the manners scale, then read more about some common "Do's and Don'ts" of manners.
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