Essay on Good Manners

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Good Manners

Manners refer to a person's way of behaving towards others. It is the manners which separate the man from the animals. A person without manners can hardly deserve to be called a human being.

Manners are the outcome of good breeding. They make our day to day life smooth and easy. A rich man has a crowd of flatterers around him and a powerful man may be obeyed by people just out of fear. But a man with pleasing manners is genuinely loved and appreciated by all.

But a man whose manners are bad has no respect for others. He uses words carelessly and behaves rudely towards other and causes a lot of ill-will and unpleasantness. In the end, it is he himself who suffers the most. Everyone avoids him and he is forced to live almost in isolation.

Good manners imply polite social behavior. They are the means of developing social relations. They help a person in making good friends. They build one's reputation as one grows up. The social standing of a person is judged by his manners. Polished and polite manners create a healthy impact on the society.Good manners are the backbone of the society.

To live well in a society, money alone is not enough. Even the richest man cannot afford to have had manners. For a man may have enough money to buy all things than he wants; but if his manners are bad he will have no friends, and no one can live happily without friends.

There are certain fundamental principles on which all our manners should base. They are as follows. We should not hurt others. We should avoid pride, vanity, emotion, anger and harshness of voice when we behave with others. We should give patient hearing to others. These are some of the basic principles upon which all our manners and behaviors should rest.

One should be sympathetic towards the weak and old. Whenever we see an old’ person in need of a seat while traveling in a train or a bus, we should at once accommodate him. We should speak gently. Even if anyone is harsh to us,...
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