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Courtesy means gentle and polite behavior in dealing with people in our day to day life.
It is an act of civility and good manners. Courtesy is a great virtue in a man's life. Courtesy demands one to be modest, tasteful and decent in his talking to and behaving with others. Courtesy is the gift of treating others with warmth and respect. It means according dignity to people by being considerate, responsive, and kind in our dealings with them.
Courtesy costs nothing but pays a lot in return. A Courteous person is liked and loved by all. This type of men remains very popular among his friends and relatives. Everybody have willingness to help him in the time of need .These well behaved courteous people are the foundation of good society and nation. But these days the number of these types of people is less. That is why our society is suffering a lot from ill antisocial activities. It is because Courtesy create great atmosphere of living with coherence. Most of the people whom we come across everyday are generally arrogant, impatient and self centered. They neither love other nor are loved by any of them.
The elders , seniors and parent have big role to make our society and nation courteous and well behaved by imparting and building the parameters of good behavior and courtesy in younger, subordinate and children respectively. Teachers have also great role to model our students on right path of courtesy. The value of courtesy must be kept at the priority level in the schools. It also has a monitoring process and regulation from government side to create healthy society.Where to maintain courtesy:
*At the time of receiving relative we should use polite words. We must avoid any negative comments about the forefront ; which will drag him into uneasy state. We should showcase ourselves with cheers and with warm welcome.
*If we are having tea or food and somebody comes during this time, then we must ask him for having same thing which are being eaten by us at that time.
*We must avoid rudeness while dealing with newcomers in our city. This sends a strong message of high ethics of our city to the newcomers.
*Please, sorry, welcome, right etc words must be used while reporting or dealing any matter that directly connects one with the other. It is the courtesy of a businessman which raises his reputation among the customers. Her politeness and pleasing feelings is the free package sold here without any cost.Update is continue.....
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“Courtesy costs nothing but pays a huge dividend” is an apt maxim which has been guiding mankind through all the stages of civilization.” A man without a sense of courtesy” says the great essayist and moral teacher, Francis Bacon, “is an animal with human form.”
Courtesy is a term which can be explained and interpreted in various ways. Courtesy, as a matter of fact, is a term that embraces every walk of life and concerns all of us. Each of us is normally bound with one or other forms of curtest. We have to show courtesy, on one part to elders while they, on their part too, maintain certain principles of courtesy to be extended to their young ones. That is why the cult of courtesy is governed by the principle of “give and take”.
There are numerous instances of showing courtesy to others very simple and easy causing you absolutely no difficulty on strain. For example, if you are traveling in a bus which is packed with people and you have got seat but a lady is standing. It is the principle of courtesy that you should offer her your seat, no matter whether she accepts your invitation or not.
Another form of courtesy which is generally ignored by us is that of “thanking” and saying “Please” If someone offers you a cup of tea, before you accept it, you should say “thank you.” Even if you do not want to drink it, you should say.” Thank you, but I do not drink tea.” Similarly people also refuse to use the word “Please” which as a matter of fact costs nothing. It also has a tremendous impact on the other person.