That was my secondary (high) school motto and I think it was a good motto to have. When you learn, work or live with other people you should consider them in your actions and the world would be a far more pleasant place if people respected that.
unfortunately, working in London has made me think that courtesy is a dying breed.
(photo from london-underground.blogspot.com)
On the tube, it’s every man and women for themselves. People will literally push you out the way to get on a train and race you to a seat. I’ve seen pregnant women ignored by people who don’t want to give up their seats, studying their newspapers and books pretending they can’t see her.
Living out of the city in Surrey I do see a positive change when I come home, people are a touch more friendly and people will let you get off the train first and people will wake someone up on the tain if they’re still asleep. But how much longer will there be a difference between places – will everywhere go the same way as the city where people ignore each other and would probably step over you if you fell over just to get where they need to go.
(Photo from dailymail.co.uk)
I wonder if my old school still has that motto. I hope so because I still think it’s a lesson that needs learning and it’s one that I hope we don’t completely lose in the world.
What are manners like where you live?