TMI: The Manners Institute


TMI: The Manners Institute

TMI: The Manners Institute is to remind us of the inordinate importance of manners to our health, safety, and prosperity... 

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The Manners Institute

The simple exercise of courtesy and manners helps our real-world HEALTH.

(Either courtesy and manners don't help us or they do. I believe they do help us. Manners and courtesy are like the air, the atmosphere around may not seem that important but, just as I love good air and a good atmosphere, I love INTENTIONALLY exercising good manners and courtesy. )


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Comment by Vincent Wright on June 12, 2017 at 5:48pm

Solid inside, Melissa!  (At the moment, my definition of manners = "Vincent, I'm sending you three LARGE STEAKS and a blueberry cake just in time for tonight's NBA Game! lol (Just messin' with  you, Melissa! lol :-) ) 

Comment by Melissa Ruth on June 12, 2017 at 5:38pm

I see that the level of urgency that social media has provided (the sense of instantaneous response) does play a role in how we perceive each other.  For example, when engaged in instant message chat with some, we often do not send messages like "hello" or "goodbye."  This is not generally because of a lack of courtesy or manners but, instead, an acknowledgment that the conversation is never truly over.  I will receive a hello message from someone I've not yet spoken to via IM or have not spoken to in some time but rarely a goodbye.   

This is different than phone, letter, and even email communication where there is a greeting, a message body and a signature (ending).  Like with HAM radios, I see more of an "over and out" kind of message going out like "be right back" or "ta ta for now."  

That said, I'm seeing more messages like "Is now still a good time?"  "Is it convenient to chat via voice now?"  

So, to sum up, in my opinion, it all depends on what your definition of "courtesy and manners" are.  

Comment by Vincent Wright on June 12, 2017 at 5:15pm

Believe it or not, Jessan, I don't believe it's the rise in social media that's so adversely affected our feeling on social media as much as it's been the rise in "cloaking".

People who know and care about each other are still courteous to each other.

People who are masked from being able to know one another, like to play with the other side of their animal nature...

#KeepSTRONG, Jessan!

+Vincent Wright

Comment by Jessan Dunn Otis on June 12, 2017 at 4:10pm

Q: With the rise of social media, what are your thoughts about the increase or decrease in courtesy and manners?

Thanks, in advance and anticipation.

~ Jessan

Comment by Vincent Wright on May 19, 2017 at 2:34pm

Thanks kindly, Osvaldo ... 

Comment by Osvaldo Guerra y Villar on May 19, 2017 at 2:21pm

I do agree as Good Manners and True Friends will open doors and Keep Strong with friends will open The Ways of Success where Money cannot go. We also can Learn Good Manners with our daily relation with other people that are rude and those that are not well educated. Good manners is also being sensitive of others people feelings. You all Keep Strong with Good Manners.

Comment by Vincent Wright on May 19, 2017 at 12:59pm

If you hang out with rude people all day, their behavior MAY encourage you to think that rudeness is OK. 

Comment by Vincent Wright on July 25, 2016 at 8:33am

Great question, Jessan. 

For me, I try to incorporate a bit of manners into each email I send by embedding "Thanks" into my signature file.



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