First impression is important. Admit it or not, we all make snap judgment of things and people that we come across for the first time.

To create a good first impression, we all need to pay attention to the way, in which we carry ourselves in public, as well as the level of courtesy that each and every word or move of ours demonstrates.

I value politeness. A human trait, in my opinion, is on the decline nowadays. Modern politeness is defined neither by the number of bows that we take nor by the firmness of our handshake solely, though their importance remains relevant today. Rather, modern politeness is more about making the effort to greet people upon entering a room, leaving enough space for others to walk by when we are having a chat with a friend in the street, not texting and walking at the same time, or keeping our voice volume to the minimum in a public space.

Modern politeness etiquettes, in most cases, are nothing new. That being said, fewer and fewer people are practicing them in their modern daily lives. Human evolution is supposed to be all for advancement and improvement, how did we get to this point?

Published by Robbie's Blog

I am a third-culture person who's navigating his way around Hong Kong and beyond. Come join me on this rollercoaster ride.

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