Today with all the craziness going on around us, and around the world, I believe that it is a good idea to revisit some of the civility rules created by the first president of America. And if the rules were good enough for the first president of America, obviously they are good enough for us all, more so today. In this short article, I intend to provide us with 12 civility rules, which are very easy to remember at all times.
12 Civility Rules to Consider
Here are just 12 of such rules for your consideration
- Speak not when others speak, sit not when others stand, and walk not when others stop.
- Show not yourself glad at the misfortune of another, though he were your enemy.
- In writing or speaking give to every person his due title according to his degree and the custom of the place.
- When a man does all he can, though it succeeds not well, blame not him that did it.
- Be not hasty to believe flying reports to the disparagement of anyone.
- Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
- Go not thither, where you know not whether you shall be welcome or not. Give not advice without being asked; and when desired, do it briefly.
- Undertake not what you cannot perform; but be careful to keep your promise.
- Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
- When you speak of God or His attributes, let it be serious, in reverence and non or, and obey your natural parents.
- Let your conversation be without malice or envy, for it is a sign of tractable and commendable nature; and in all causes of passion admit reason to govern.
- In the presence of others sing not to yourself with a humming voice, nor drum with your fingers or feet.
I hope that you find these selected civility rules from the writings of the first American President George Washington relevant. Enjoy the read. The Need for Self-Development