Posts Tagged ‘Manners’

Know your place.

Maybe that’s a bit more intense of an opener than what you wanted to read on my “Fitness Blog” this Monday morning, but I’m serious. You may be the most important person in the universe (in your own mind), but even with that, it’s important to know your place. In the office. At the store. In the gym.

My friend Megan shared this article with me today that really hit home. While I was born in New York, I spent a majority of my life in Pittsburgh, PA, and this writing made me stop and think about a quality of the ‘Burgh that I appreciate more and more with each passing year.

Personally, I feel there is something to be said for a firm handshake and some good of eye contact (and dare I say a smile on occasion) to even a complete stranger, yet it’s pretty easy to not get much of that “out in the world.” The manners, or lack thereof, that we are faced with sometimes makes me wonder where some people out there learned how to treat their fellow human. Now let me qualify this… this is all coming from the guy, who at nearly 27 years of age, still calls his friends’ parents “Mr. and Mrs. so-and-so”, but c’mon.

Remember The Gold Rule? Do unto others as you would have others do unto you? Treat people the way you’d like to be treated? To rephrase and quote Will Ferrell imitating Harry Carey, “It’s a simple concept… A child could understand it.”

Megan said something when sharing the article with me, and as we enter the last full week of this month, I couldn’t agree with her more: “This article will fit in well for the rest of Accountability April.”

Take a minute to read the article below, and give yourself a minute or 10 to reflect a little bit.
(And know your place. Seriously.)

Local Dispatch: It’s hardly polite to be outside Pittsburgh ~ by David Conrad