Courtesy generally refers to good, polite and considerate behaviour. Courtesy is neither extinct nor a fable as several teens believe—it is natural and comes with practice.
Having a reasonable sense of courtesy is important if you are interested in impressing first-time acquaintances. This is especially true when dealing with the public because this is where a lot of criticism is found.
Pristine behaviour may not matter when alone—however, ‘old habits die hard’ and the wise always believe in the fact that, ‘charity begins at home’ and ‘practice makes perfect’.
Good behaviour is a mindset that is developed over time and practiced regularly. This builds character and in a way wins over public approval.
Courtesy may include good eating habits, the way you laugh, speak, language etiquette, dress code as well as phone etiquette. Some attributes that may enhance courtesy include politeness, kindness, and a positive attitude towards others’ responses to certain situations.
Courtesy covers a large aspect of relationships and it costs no penny, yet a few people posses it. It gains us respect, dignity, comfort, better positions of being helped, self-confidence and also protects us from countless humiliating encounters.
One great benefits of being courteous is that it helps people realise that life is a school where learning occurs daily. And that problems are simply part of the curriculum—where they appear and fade away easily. Just like an algebra class, the lessons learnt always last a lifetime and so does courtesy. There is no loss in having a sense of courtesy.