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originally posted by: nickovthenorth
The treatment of other people with courtesy and politeness, and showing correct public behaviour.
E.g. In most countries, it is considered to be good manners to offer your seat to an elderly person on crowded public transport.
Good manners, ask any good mannered person what they cost and they 100% will reply with "nothing"
Thanking someone for letting you in/out of traffic, now I'm not asking for a thank you card or flowers just a quick wave or a smile or even a nod even just to acknowledge the act if not for anything but to show you aren't a complete bell end.
You should omit the word "public" altogether perhaps, or do you think it's OK to be a dick in private?
An elderly person who is rude and who behaves with an entitlement mentality is no more deserving than any other disrespecful individual imo. Because someone has been round the sun a few times more than others is not a good enough reason to be treated as special. Respect is paramount from all sides.
originally posted by: intrptr
If you stop being courteous the cretins will win.
Be mannered for manners sake, not for reward.
If other people don't appreciate my mindfulness, it is not my problem. Like opening the door for a person, I do it for all people regardless, but some of the younger females seem to get upset by that act, which just makes it more enjoyable for me.