How important is our own personal pride and ego? The real question is: is our pride damaged or does our ego suffer any loss in the process of being nice to another person?

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is so easy to forget common courtesy. Yet, it’s the small niceties that are what people will remember long after you forget how much you got accomplished today.

Simple, good, “old-fashioned” manners go a long way toward building other people up…and exercising courtesy & manners speaks volumes about your own character.The best part about this is…it’s all painless & doesn’t cost you a thing.



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  3. My mother calls manners “social grease.” She’s a wise woman.

    I find that the more tense a situation, the more politeness should be practiced. Through one lens, politeness is the practice of obvious respect and care; two things which inevitably help to smooth inner ruffled feathers.

    Another way of viewing “politeness” is as the voluntary ceding of power. The more powerful the person is who is being polite, the more meaningful the gesture tends to be.

    Anyway – great post and enjoyed the Emerson quote. Thank you, Cole.


    • Thanks for sharing this, Sarah! I agree completely that politeness is the practice of respect and care. Without humility, it’s hard to be polite. I can appreciate how your mother likens manners to “social grease”! That’s so fitting 🙂
      Truly appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment. Have a beautiful weekend!

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