In Search of Civility

Merriam-Webster dictionary identifies the following synonyms for civility: politeness, courteousness, courtesy, genteelness, gentility, graciousness, mannerliness.

It also lists many related words: attentiveness, consideration, thoughtfulness; formality; respect; decency, affability, cordiality, friendliness, hospitality, sociability; gracefulness; humility, and modesty, to name a few.

With today’s Federal government administration setting the stage, and with the news media feeding right into their game by publicizing and giving air time and print space to seemingly endless incivility, it is important to remember, on the “every day stage” we gain more by inviting civility into our lives vs. controversy and pushbacks. See how you can emphasize civility in your daily life at home and at work. You may be amazed by the outcome.

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