Courtesy reveals your nobility
By Jean Ricot Dormeus
Families and communities stay together because critical factors link them and support their progress and harmony. Chief among those factors is the way people treat each other, or the practice of courtesy. The more people feel safe and appreciated, the more they enjoy their communities. As a result, these communities experience stability and retain their best intellectual capabilities.
Courtesy shows through respect and good manners. Usually, this virtue points to educated and refined minds. To make sure they socialize well their children, parents often ask, “what's the magic word?” This question refers to: thank you, please, may I, you are welcome… A great way to teach courtesy, isn't it?
Courtesy ranks so high in society that it stands for the hallmark of effective leadership and royalty. In fact, courtesy derives from court, a king or queen's entourage where etiquette, decorum, decent conversation and intellectual skills are the norms. Courtesy facilitates access to other people and increases the chance of success.
Several benefits flow from practicing courtesy.
For starters, you gain from projecting distinction, staying away from vulgarity and carelessness. This perception builds your influence and affords you a good reputation. Biblical wisdom states that a good name is more desirable than great riches.
As you practice courtesy, you will notice that other people often oblige to your request. Why? Because you make them feel good, thus triggering their good disposition. As a courteous negotiator, you hold a trump card that is likely to give you an edge.
Courtesy crafts an environment and a culture profitable to everyone. Creativity and productivity flourish as trust and togetherness grow. Therefore, you contribute to strengthen the sense of community and patriotism.
Reveal your nobility, give a good dose of courtesy.
Jean Ricot Dormeus
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