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Choosing Civility : The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct

Choosing Civility : The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312302504

Cover of Choosing Civility : The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct 02 (ISBN 978-0312302504)
ISBN13: 978-0312302504
ISBN10: 0312302509
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No

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Choosing Civility : The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312302504

P. M. Forni

ISBN13: 978-0312302504
ISBN10: 0312302509
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others. In clear, witty, and, well...civilized language, Forni covers topics that include:

  • Think Twice Before Asking Favors
  • Give Constructive Criticism
  • Refrain from Idle Complaints
  • Respect Others' Opinions
  • Don't Shift Responsibility and Blame
  • Care for Your Guests
  • Accept and Give Praise

Finally, Forni provides examples of how to put each rule into practice and so make life-and the lives of others-more enjoyable, companionable, and rewarding.

Choosing Civility is a simple, practical, perfectly measured, and quietly magical handbook on the lost art of civility and compassion.

Table of Contents

Part 1

Life and Relationships
What Is Civility?
Respect in Action
Happiness and the Mind
How Do We Learn to Love?
Civility and Self-Expression
Nice Guys Finish Last. Or Do They?
The Science of Love and Social Support
About the Rules

Part 2 The Rules

1. Pay Attention
2. Acknowledge Others
3. Think the Best
4. Listen
5. Be Inclusive
6. Speak Kindly
7. Don't Speak Ill
8. Accept and Give Praise
9. Respect Even a Subtle "No"
10. Respect Others' Opinions
11. Mind Your Body
12. Be Agreeable
13. Keep It Down (and Rediscover Silence)
14. Respect Other People's Time
15. Respect Other People's Space
16. Apologize Earnestly
17. Assert Yourself
18. Avoid Personal Questions
19. Care for Your Guests
20. Be a Considerate Guest
21. Think Twice Before Asking for Favors
22. Refrain from Idle Complaints
23. Accept and Give Constructive Criticism
24. Respect the Environment and Be Gentle to Animals
25. Don't Shift Responsibility and Blame

Part 3

Culture Shock
Striking Through the Form to the Substance
I Did It My Way
Authority on the Wane
The Age of the Self
Living Among Strangers
The Drive to Achieve
Stress
How We Play the Game
Two Sides of the Coin
What to Do
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading

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