Paragraph on ” Etiquette and Manners “
Man is a social being. So following social code of behavior is important for living in the society. These are called social behavior. We describe our social behaviors with two terms – etiquette and manners. The word ‘etiquette’ is derived from a French word. It means the rules of correct behaviour in society. It is a set of rules dealing with exterior form. On the other hand, ‘manners’ is an English word. It means the behaviour that is considered to be polite in a particular society or culture. Manner refers to usual behaviour towards others. It may be good or bad.
It refers to polite ways of treating other people and behaving in public.it is an expression of inner character. Rules of etiquette are the guiding codes that enable us to practice manners. For example, it is a bad manner to speak with food in one’s mouth.
No one likes a bad-mannered person. Etiquette and manners vary from culture to culture and from society to society. The best place to learn manners and etiquette is the home where the child spends most of its time. Besides home, we also learn etiquette and manners from various institutions, such as schools, colleges or professional bodies.
Again, there are rules of behavior for all kinds of social occasions and it is important to learn them and practice them in everyday life. The manners that are correct in a wedding reception will not do in a debating club. Therefore, we have to be careful about etiquette and manners. A few polite expressions such as ‘pardon me’, ‘excuse me’, ‘may I’ can make our day smooth and pleasant. Although they do not cost anything, they bring us valuable gains. They enhance the pleasure of life. One can win over even the enemy if he presents good manners. Good manners and etiquette is the key to success. It/they can make a person stand out of the crowd. By following good manners you/we can become a role model for people around you. Good manners & etiquettes can make you acquire higher position in the organization you work. You can even become a team leader. A person’s character and upbringing is known by one’s Etiquettes and Manners
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