I’m a big believer in good manners.
I’m not sure who invented the concept, though I can say with some certainty it probably wasn’t cave men, whacking each other over the head with the bones of a snaggletoothed lizard or something like that. No, I’m not sure who invented the concept, but that person is a silent genius. The amount of expression and respect one can give in the smallest of gestures is nearly unfathomable. Some of greatest hits of good manners include;
Holding the door
Saying “God bless you” to a sneeze
Picking up a dropped item for someone
Walking diligently across the street when a car allows you to cross
These are some of my favorites, anyway. But the mother of all good manners is an adjunct reaction to all of these already good deeds, and it almost serves as an after-thought. It is the pinnacle of politeness…
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