Modern Manners | Samantha Boardman MD

August 11, 2014 10:15 PM

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Modern Manners | Samantha Boardman MD

It is not unusual to hear manners dismissed as artificial or outdated vestiges of a formal and stuffy past. Some argue that manners constrain self-expression and are no longer relevant in a world that celebrates the uniqueness of an uninhibited individual. Others say that manners are superficial and that respect for another person has to be earned.

Respect for others: Say thank you, give a compliment, send a condolence note, wait patiently for one's turn, speak without profanity, be on time, send a thank you letter, acknowledge the people around you, open a door for someone, hold the elevator, help an elderly woman cross the street, offer to d...

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