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Deterioration of Courtesy in Today’s World

Incivility, rudeness and lack of etiquette are common occurrences in our daily lives. However, this has become more rampant in today’s world. Basic acts of kindness and courtesy have become myths. Everyone is so preoccupied with their lives that they forget to use simple words like “Thank You!” or “Please”. It is widely considered that these qualities are diminishing due to the ever-increasing challenges that we face in our day-to-day lives. Nevertheless, I believe that, this is a senseless excuse for the decline of good manners globally. Gone are the days when a person would hold the door open for a lady or offer their seat on the bus to the elderly. Traditional morals, values and basic manners have become a thing of the past in today’s dog-eat-dog society. Everyone wants to be respected nowadays. There is this idea that some people carry in their heads that saying sorry or thanking someone one makes you lower than that person. Honestly, these people are sadly mistaken. I believe we must treat people as you would like to be treated. So, good manners are just a way of showing other people that we respect them. However, common courtesy and good manners today has ceased with many people. It is a very rare sight to see someone sincerely thank or apologize to someone these days. Truly, our world is in a sad state. There are only a few things that make us different from animals. Being courteous and kind to others is one of them. So please, stop and be polite to others. Manners cost you nothing.


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