We believe the fundamental component
of civility is CHARACTER.
basic elements that comprise character are
PRIDE, RESPECT, HONESTY, INTEGRITY and TRUST
believe pride in self and respect for others are
fundamental to developing a character of caring,
and consequently of achieving success in both our
personal and professional lives.
We believe that civil
behavior that applies the five basic elements of character will
result in harmonious interactions among people.
We believe the more we
know about the right way to handle ourselves in a variety of
situations, the more confident we will be in choosing to Just
Do What's Right. With greater confidence in our
behavior we are less aggressive, less hostile, and less resentful.
Consequently, with greater confidence we demonstrate greater
civility in our behavior, greater respect towards others and pride
in ourselves. This leads to more positive outcomes in our
interaction with others in our environment.
We believe you cannot Just
Do What's Right unless you know what's right to do.
and courtesy (in essence, the outward expressions of human
decency) are the proverbial glue that holds society
together -- qualities that are more important than ever in
today's complex and changing world.
The Definitive Guide to Manners