In our complex and fast-paced society, some people may argue that we do not have time for courtesy or civility. Executives, managers, and corporate leaders are under extreme pressure to exceed sales goals, attain revenue targets, boost market share, and increase productivity. Children, teens, and young adults are under constant stress to succeed and outperform their peers --- sometimes at any cost. Given these burdens, it is no wonder that we are getting accustomed to overlooking common courtesy in our everyday relationships -- but the decline of civility in our daily lives must be challenged by each of us if we want our society to flourish.
"With a training in civility, we develop the invaluable habit of considering that no action of ours is without consequences for others and anticipating what those consequences will be. I hope that we never tire of rediscovering that being kind is good for the kind."
----- Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct
"Mr. and Mrs. Scornaienchi are poised to make a distinguished contribution to the advocacy of manners, protocol, and civility."
Dr. P.M. Forni
Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Director, The Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins
Author, Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct
"Then [Good Manners] must be inspired by the good heart. There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy, and not pain around us."
----- Practice Civility - Be Mindful of Others -----