Pinkies up while holding that smartphone – it's proper manners! Okay, maybe it is if you're drinking tea while dining with the Queen, but the point is: manners and etiquette are important to our lives. Topics here include:

  • Acceptable, respectful behaviour and how to learn it

  • What are good manners: respect for others

  • Basic etiquette and how it plays into society

  • The golden rule

  • Avoiding bad manners

And more.

Anyone else notice that there seems to be a slow decline of good manners in the world? It's hard to get a “thank you” from store clerks or others anymore. Let's talk about how to improve that, by defining manners: what are they, and why are they important? We're taught early on in life to say please, thank you, excuse me and more: where does that go later in life?

Do unto others as you would have others do unto you – that is a familiar statement to everyone, we're sure. It's also the basis of manners and etiquette. Whizolosophers, what are the standards of manners for you, and how are they changing? What are the important aspects of etiquette that all should recall, and how do they change based on location, occasion and more? We also look at just what bad manners are, and how they affect others around us.