Sunday, 14 October 2018

Essay on Good Manners in Easy Language

Essay on Good Manners in Easy Language

Essay on Good Manners in Easy Language

Good manners are the first mark of good breeding and reflect directly on a person's upbringing. I have been given a very simple criterion for judging manners - good manners are based on consideration for other people. Tact, diplomacy and hospitality all these are based on good manners. For instance, take table manners.

You are not supposed to put your elbows on the table while eating because it doesn't allow enough space for the person who is sitting next to you. Similarly, it is important for you to respond to someone who wishes you 'good morning' or says 'namaste', even if it stranger.

If you do not return the greeting, the stranger will feel insulted and will not greet others easily again. For parents and teachers, there is one simple norm - do not tolerate bad manners.

Give incentives and affection in return for good manners. But do not expect too much too soon. Children will learn by and by, but it is no point expecting a three year old to know about butter knives and a finger bowl.

There are some simple guidelines to follow actually, though there are cultural differences to take into consideration. What is rude in Japan may be perfectly acceptable in Latin America. However, you will be forgiven for not knowing the rules of an alien culture. You will not be excused for being careless in your own country. In any case, always remember the principle of not making other uncomfortable.

If you are in a mixed group, always greet the elders and the women first. Don't shout to be heard. Don't interrupt others while they're talking. Don't address elders and seniors by their names, unless they have specially asked you to.

At Home - Home is where you first learn to interact with other people. People feel that making one can behave in any way one likes with one's family members. But that is wrong! Everybody in a household should respect the rights and feelings of everybody else.

Listening - This is important. Whether it is your little sister or your old grandmother, listen to what each family member has to say it without interrupting. Don't ignore anyone. On any issue, discuss in a friendly way and then come to a decision. 

Respecting privacy - However small your house is each person has a right to his or her own space. 
Don't open a closed door until you have knocked and waited for permission to enter.
Don't go through anyone else's cupboard desk, box, or papers at home or anywhere else without his permission or in his absence. 

Don't read anyone's letters or anything he has written (for example, a diary) unless he asks you to. 
Don't discuss the private affairs of your family with outsiders or tell them about a family problem.
Another important part of family good manners is sharing. You share the TV set, telephone and the bathroom and maybe a bedroom, a cupboard or a desk. You share the chores.

This means doing your bit, cleaning up after yourself and sharing the responsibility for the safety of everyone in the house.

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