Good Manners writes: I have some good manners but I have noticed that not everyone else does. In fact it is rare to find people these days who DO have them, especially the younger people.
With this in mind, I would like to give some away - they cost me nothing so they shouldn't cost you anything as that's only fair.
These good manners are completely free and there is no catch - they also come with a separate bag of politeness.
No pickup required and you can start using them immediately - remember they are FREE!
1: Try to smile and make eye contact with people.
2: Remember that the person you encounter may be having a hard day, a tough week or may be going through a spell of misfortune. Other people struggle too.
3: Never assume that respect or gratitude is given for free, you should work for it and it should come by way of reward.
4: Always use "please" and "thank you" - don't embarrass your parents by forgetting the very basics of life that they taught you first.
5: Don't expect anything to be given to you for nothing; more people have worked harder to get less than you already have, that will always be true,
6: Look out for others and be mindful that we are all sharing our experience of life together - you are no more or less important than anyone else.
7: Respect your elders, they have already gone through what you go through - and now that you know how hard it is, you should respect them for getting through it.
8: Love your environment. You wouldn't throw your garbage into your bed or bath, so don't throw it on the street or the countryside.
9: Don't get angry about things you cannot change. If something upsets you, do what you can to change it; if you can't change it then change the way you think about it.
10: Share what you have with those who don't have it. If we all did this you would get to share what they have and you don't.