A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of ‘Manners Matter’.
Google defines the term ‘manners’ to be “a person’s outward bearing or way of behaving towards others.” One’s manners reflect their social behavior thus.
Why do manners matter? Manners matter because it conveys the respect one has towards their social environment and the people in it. In the civilized society that we all find ourselves to be in today, manners are extremely important in presenting an impeccable image of ourselves.
Keeping in mind the significance of manners, they are seen to be inculcated right from childhood. Basic manners such as saying the ‘magic words’ please and thank you, apologizing upon doing a mistake, basic table manners, knocking on doors before entering, covering one’s nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing (which became all the more important during Covid-19!), and being polite are taught. These later transform into etiquettes to be followed in life.