BlazeEagle@aol.com
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 23:59:20 EDT


In a message dated 6/16/1999 11:47:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Z@Gundam.Com
writes:

> Those who use "honesty" as an excuse to be deliberately cruel or hurtful
> are vicious moral and ethical cowards.
>
> If mutual respect is the glue that holds society together, then good
> manners is the lubricant that keeps the various parts from abrading one
> another. What this world needs is a little less attitude and a lot more
> courtesy, even (perhaps especially) if it's tendered to an absolute jerk.
>
> Manners and politeness are not the same thing. I can say "Thank you very
> much!" is such a way that you know that I mean a four-letter Anglo-Saxonism
> in place of the word "Thank" -- that's being polite, but it isn't good
> manners.

Right on! What you said would make the world a better place.

Aaron

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