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I Think Manners Are Important

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    Okey. I know for all of us here who loves writing from groups, that  we feel can relate more directly to what we have. To which we start writing/typing down our thoughts and and giving it a title, mostly for some reason we try to avoid involutary hurtfull message, we proof-read...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 15, 2011

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    Very important. It's a tie breaker

    for me. I like people who have good manners! :)
    heyitsmichell heyitsmichell 18-21, F Mar 20

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    Respecting others as human beings,

    not holding judgement on their choices-sometimes just saying 'please' & 'thank you' to a random person you interact with can put them on cloud nine. I-accidentally-chucked some rubbish (litter) on a suburban street the other day-which I never do. A guy yelled-when I say yelled...
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 4 Responses Sep 20

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    I wish more people did.

    You don't agree with my stories, fine. Want to say you don't agree fine, but you have no right to be a jerk about it and if you are you will be blocked and your comments removed. I don't play around with people who have nothing better to do all day then attack people on their...
    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 23

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    A well-mannered individual is like an

    individual with good personal hygiene. If you think that attribute isn't important, wait 'til you've met someone who doesn't have it. I'm not talking about using the correct fork or accidentally double-dipping a chip. I'm talking about saying 'please' and 'thank you'. I'm...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M Jun 12

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    Please..... And Thank You!

    Essential aspects of civilised social interaction are good manners. Here in France you will be frowned on if when entering a shop, like a boulangerie, you do not say 'bonjour!'- good morning! It costs nothing, and does so much for social cohesion to be polite and amenable to...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F Sep 15, 2013

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    Even though you disagree with the fact

    that I'm more awesome than you and everything I say is law, doesn't mean you're allowed to behave like a Neanderthal.
    MickeyRager MickeyRager 22-25, M Feb 26

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    I was raised being taught manners.

    And I'm glad I was. When I got to know my Dad's family at 16, I noticed my Dad didn't teach his other two kids manners. They were often rude to me and at the dinner table. I was appalled how impolite they were and disappointed that my Dad wasn't raising them right. Its like...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 1 Response Feb 27

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    BRAT Are you a brat or has someone called you a

    brat? This generally means that you only care about yourself and your attitude is the same. IF you are a woman, I know people tend to shy away from brats as this type of attitude does hurt others. Having manners of listening to others and respecting their opinion goes a long...
    aspanker43232 aspanker43232 61-65, M Mar 23

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    Manners and common courtesy- yes,

    I used the word 'courtesy' - are what you do to get along, even the playing fields, and keep social interactions smooth and conflict free. In case you are one of those who thinks others have to be deserving of your respect before you have to be decent to them, understand...
    Zedda Zedda 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Don'T Forget Your Manners.

    Far too often, in my experience, people walk around with their heads down, ignoring everyone else around them. Self absorption – whether in technology or a daily to-do list – causes people to forget that others exist apart from themselves. It is important to recognize that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    It's respectful!I think manners says a lot

    about a person!Opening doors for each other, eating with mouth closed and not talking while eating, saying please/thank you, pulling out a chair for someone, giving up a seat on the bus for someone! You don't see much of this these days and I find it quite sad and wonder why...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I think above all manners are really important.

    I feel that there is a difference between being literate and being educated. The fine line between the two is that an educated person is not only literate but is also a person of character and relevance.
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 18-21 Mar 23

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    I am fed up with people telling me I am old

    fashioned and out of touch becuase I care about manners. I was brought up that way, it is matter what you say but it must be said in polite ways and always good mannered. And it was how I tried to raise my children too.
    pacodad pacodad 70+, M 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I think manners are very important especially

    the way you treat others. Treat others as you want to be treated but helping others especially if they need help like helping open doors and etc helps others as well. You will be rewarded by doing this. You should also be rewarded by a good spanking if you don't. It is...
    aspanker43232 aspanker43232 61-65, M Mar 16

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    Real manners. The kind

    where you treat people like you would like to be treated. Opening doors and eating with the correct piece of silverware is nice but manners are a whole lot more than the surface appearance of manners. Though that is a nice addition.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Manners Maketh Man!

    I catch the bus to work every morning. Because I have a season pass, I don't need to buy a ticket every time I board the bus, but I do always make a point of saying "Good morning" to the driver and making eye contact and/or smiling: I would never dream of simply waving my pass at...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Manners Are Powerful, Not Pretentious

    “I mean, good manners don’t cost nothin’, do they?” (Pink Floyd, Dark side of the moon).Manners are powerful.  I had no idea when my mother drilled me in ‘please’, ‘thank you’ and how to eat properly at a table... that she was giving me a gift in life, something...
    abstraction abstraction 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    1. Say "Excuse Me" or "Sorry"

    when you bump into someone. 2. If your conversation is so important that is requires talking in the middle of a lecture or other setting where silence is expected take it outside so others who want their money's worth can actually learn or enjoy what's going on. 3. It is...
    BlackHindu BlackHindu 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 4

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    I don't think this is just some "southern

    hospitality" sort of mannerism. I know that where you are raised impacts how you treat other people but everyone deserves to be respected. You say "yes ma'am, no ma'am, yes sir, no sir" because people deserve respect- not because they have more money or power or that they're...
    Puretexan11 Puretexan11 16-17, F Feb 22

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    There is nothing more attractive

    than a man with manners ;)
    theanja1 theanja1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    "...How a man treats animals is a good

    indicator of how he treats children. If you see him raise a hand to a dog, pack your things into a little black bag. Animals at their worst are only half as annoying as a toddler on their best behaviour. Your kids will be beautiful, but they will also misbehave. Same goes for...
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    Why are manners so few

    and far between nowadays? Just simple things like saying thank you to someone for holding a door open for you. I think its because people are so busy and in a rush in their lives that they seem to have been forgotten. Manners cost nothing but speak volumes about the kind of...
    Lou2011 Lou2011 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Manners tell a lot about yourself,

    plus always fits good in any situation. I like to have class,yet I am a crazy girl. Never too late to learn...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    The Making Of A Man Or A Woman

    There is an unspoken gratitude and a barely perceptible, but very real, respect that I hold for anyone with manners.  A door held open, a friendly smile or an offer to help makes this fast-paced, high pressure life a litte more bearable for us all.  Courteousy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    There never is a second chance

    for a first impression.
    Evened Evened 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    It seems some like to hide behind a computer

    as they can get away with being a rude jack@ss that way. I think manners are important and treating people with respect (until they give you a reason not to) should be the norm even on social media. That is not the world we live in, unfortunately.
    Thatredheadchick Thatredheadchick 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I do think manners are very important,

    my parents raised me,to have respect for people,so I do,and am a mom,and my child,has respect for others.Sometimes I meet up,with people that are just rude,I know thats part of life,then I try,and try again to be so nice to them,then it all comes down to me having no choice,but...
    momonsite momonsite 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Absolutely. I was raised

    that when speaking to an elder you say: Yes ma 'am , No ma'am , yes sir , no sir " Please and thank you are always needed no matter who you're talking to .Hold the doors open for people and if you see someone struggling to carry something , you offer to help...
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    It's important to me

    that my son grows up to have manners and be a gentleman
    trishayvette trishayvette 22-25, F 3 Responses May 13

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    saying thankyou and just being really polite is

    so nice! and little kids around could pick it up as well and start being polite. be a ro-modle
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 21

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    Why is it so rare to find people with manners

    these days??! Jeez it's terrible
    CrystalCastless CrystalCastless 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    The great majority of people I seem to know

    have Horrible manners. They talk incessantly, interrupt others in even the simplest of conversations, talk negatively about others and proceed to laugh at themselves talking about other people, fake and/or bully their way thru other people's lives, and all seem to be suffering...
    MamaAbby MamaAbby 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    When Did Parents Stop Teaching Their Kids Manners?

    Seriously, I have a sister-in-law who is divorced and raising 2 kids on her own. They are 11 and 8 and fun to be with, good, all around kids...but they have zero manners. Now I was raised saying "thank you" when someone gave/did you something, even something as simple as a...
    TXredhead TXredhead 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2010

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    Manners are important

    and it's respectful :) I find it very sexy and attractive and hot when a man has manners and is respectful
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F Mar 10

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    Manners !

    I do think that it's, unfortunately, a forgotten art these days.... Treating people with respect, using first names.... I always use first names, a sign of friendliness I find....being polite and interested in what others have to say....sitting up, not slouching back; not only...
    SamanthaTheStreetwalker SamanthaTheStreetwalker 41-45, F Mar 19, 2013

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    It says a lot about how you tend to treat

    people in general. A person who holds a door or simply takes the time to thank me for something is raise up quite a bit in my esteem. It letse know if uour someone I would want in my life,
    Addison87 Addison87 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    People who don't say thanks

    if you do something that you went out of your way to do really makes me angry.
    JBee99 JBee99 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    Johnnyrotten1 Johnnyrotten1 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 7

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    I Like When People Are Polite

    For me Manners are really important i am affected by words and their intentions easily. Sometimes much more than normal. A Simple Smile makes my day. The simple words like Please, Thank you, Take Care, Excuse me have a lasting effect. Simple Gestures like Holding A Door Giving...
    lazyangel lazyangel 22-25, M 12 Responses Dec 27, 2010

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    some people think im mean but at least I can say "please" and "thank you" without fail
    BlueStar21 BlueStar21 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    They really are. Talking from experience when i say that if they are absent in a kids life then that kid will never will fully grow up. Still in the child hood mindset because mine...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M Nov 26

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    I think women are beautiful and i can't express how beautiful they are. I hate when they say they're not and i want them to know they are. They're wonderful kind but because of...
    Jin777 Jin777 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I think it is important to write. I am struggling this weekend. It is unfortunate. The opportunities are here. I should be taking advantage of them. We should be taking advantage...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 14

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    This is really bugging me and I need to get it off my chest. It seems like to me there is far too many people walking around, turning their noses up and thinking they are superior...
    chelsieshay2626 chelsieshay2626 18-21, F Dec 13

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    Eyes reflect the soul. I think eyes are beautiful no matter what color they are and they are the first thing i notice about a person :)
    glittz101 glittz101 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 22

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    I do think they are because of the new apps and inventions. I mean, you can use it as anything now. I do think it's a good and bad thing at the same time.
    Music2323 Music2323 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I definitely think tattoos are extremely sexy. I have 4 of my own so far
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 23

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