-- Mary Wortley Montagu Letter to her Daughter
We so often hear the word, civility, but don't always know what all it entails. There are many synonyms for civility; to name a few: Courtesy, Politeness, Respect, Consideration, Good Manners, and Listening.
Civility: Manners, Morals and the Etiquette of Democracy--Steven L. Carter
In Search of Civility: Confronting Incivility on the College Campus--Kent M. Weeks
Saving Civility: 52 ways to Tame Rude, Crude, & Attitude for a Polite Planet--Sara Hacala
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community--Robert D. Putnam
The Little Prince--Antione De Saint-Exupery
A world Waiting to be Born: Civility Rediscovered--M. Scott Peck, M. D.
In all of my daily intereactions I pledge to do my best to:
View everyone in positive terms
Work on building common language
Build strong relationships of trust
Remember our shared humanity
Value both the process and the resluts
Look both inside and outside for guidance.
--National Civility Center www.civilitycenter.org
**This post authored by Lisa Farrow