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Common Courtesy

            Today amongst people, a lack in common courtesy has evolved. This lack in courtesy not only is a lack of politeness to others, it also deals with ones lack of respect for themselves and human lives. There are several different types of respect and common courtesy. The way you treat yourself and the way that you treat others. On a normal day, I encounter at least 100 people. These people do not have to be people that I talk to, just merely someone that I look directly into the eye. Of these one hundred individuals, only 20% looked at me and smiled or said hi. This statistic may seem a little peculiar, but in reality, deals with a major problem facing today’s America. common courtesy and respect for others.
             Common courtesy today has ceased with many people. There have been many instances and occasions where another person could have extended a simple “hello” or even “thank you” to another person. However, hardly anyone extends these simple gestures to anyone. On rare occasions, you will find a sincere individual who sends out a warm “thanks” or “I’m sorry”.
             The way in which you treat yourself plays a big part in how you will treat others. If you have no respect for yourself, which many people today do not have, then obviously you will not treat others well. When you treat others poorly, you begin a chain of unhappiness. It is not difficult to simply say “hi” or “how are you”, but many people struggle with these common courtesies. I know that most of the rude people that I have known, have had unspoken problems with themselves. Whether they were unhappy about their decisions or if they just had low self-esteem. I also know that when I am in a bad mood, I treat people a lot differently than when I am in a good mood. I look at people as an inconvenience to my life. Therefore, I treat them poorly.