Tuesday, February 08, 2011

thought for the day

Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much.

Erastus Wiman

Manners are a way of showing other people we care about them.

Adam
(Brendan Fraser's character in Blast from the Past)


Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Golden Rule


Don't do to others what you don't want them to do to you.

Silver Rule

Any way you look at it, treating people is a good idea. All people--all shapes, sizes, colors, abilities, religions, orientation, gender--like to be treated well.

3 comments:

Deb Shucka said...

The Silver Rule made me laugh. It's truly amazing what a smile and a willingness to make space can do.

kario said...

Had a conversation with Eve about this very thing this morning. I'm having a hard time convincing her that sharing something (even an experience) doesn't reduce her portion of it. It actually increases it for everyone. She's a concrete thinker, so she's struggling with the concept, but I'm going to keep chipping away...

Carrie Link said...

It's nice to be smart but it's smarter to be kind.