Posts Tagged ‘courtesy’

Last week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer created a bruhaha when she was photographed pointing her index finger at President Obama as the two stood on the tarmac next to Air Force One.  Although the Governor’s face was shielded from the camera, it was apparent from the President’s facial expression that their discussion was possibly heated, […]

T’is the season for giving gifts, and whether you observe Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, or mark other occasions, there is a good chance that you have—or will have—received a present or two, or were treated to a holiday party or celebration.  If that is the case, now is the time to put ink to paper—yes, […]

Human beings can be a wily bunch, with an uncanny ability to readily identify the faults of others while justifying or ignoring our own.  Before pointing fingers, it behooves us to take stock of our own behavior.  This being the final count down week before Santa determines whether we’ve been naughty or nice, perhaps it […]

Civility is all about how we can live in community together, treating one another with respect and courtesy.  As the population density of our planet increases, civility becomes an even more essential component to our getting along.  While we’re sometimes tempted to ignore the madding crowds, our awareness and consideration of those in our midst […]

Increasingly, we are living in a culture with an “I’ll get mine” or “me first” mentality, whereby we position ourselves to run ahead of the pack, in competition with others.  Evidence of this attitude is mounting during “Black Friday” sales when, in 2010, customers and company associates alike were trampled by crowds of shoppers stampeding […]