From my childhood up to the present day, good manners have been second nature to me. Good morning, pardon me, cleaning up after myself, allowing seniors to get on the bus first, apologising for mistakes, waiting patiently in a line up, to keeping the door open for the person behind me, are all aspects of being polite in my culture. ‘Good manners’ is the grease that prevents friction one might say. However, not everyone subscribes to the same kind of social virtues. Aggravation may follow if you strongly believe that everyone ought to abide by your code of behaviour. On the other hand there are civil ways to get along with one another that can’t be overlooked without some direct or indirect consequence. As social animals we need an understanding of first principles to peacefully co-exist with one another. It is not my goal here to dictate what they are but if by chance my genius can get you thinking about why we need them, then you may be inclined to further explore how we can go about knowing what they are. Which in turn can help us transition and make better decisions when faced with particular situations. Check out my video above to get your dialectical juices flowing!
Love & light,
“For virtue makes the goal correct, and practical wisdom makes what leads to it correct.” – Aristotle