Have Good Manners
Your manners are how you speak to, and behave around, other people. If you are rude and treat others poorly you have bad manners, but if you’re kind and considerate you have good manners. Think about the last time you spoke to someone. Did you do things like say “excuse me” if you interrupted them or thank them if they helped you? These are good manners.
If you’re having a hard time understanding manners, think about how people behave around you. Some kids can be mean and make you feel hurt or uncomfortable, while others can be kind and make you feel appreciated. So, why should you have good manners?
It’s The Kind Thing To Do
This part is very simple, but everyone knows having good manners makes you feel better. When you do something good you feel good, and when you do something bad you feel bad. This is your body’s way of letting you know what the right thing to do is. Having good manners and being kind to others lifts everyone’s spirits.
You don’t want to be the person who hurts other people’s feelings, and you never know when someone might be having a terrible day. Think about that time you had an awful day at school, but you were excited to go to your martial arts practice. Now, how would you have felt if someone was rude to you during your lesson? Having good manners is the kind thing to do.
People Respond With Kindness
Let’s say both you and your friend are having a terrible day. The both of you may be frustrated and in a horrible mood. It’s easy to snap at each other, or be mean to let go of some steam. But then everyone gets upset, because who likes their friends being mean to them? A big part of having good manners is being kind and polite, even when you don’t feel like it.
The amazing thing about good manners is that the people around you will respond with the same kindness you show them. If you’re having a bad day, and your friend is kind to you, it can really brighten your mood and make you feel better. Remembering to show good manners to everyone you meet reminds those around you that good manners and kindness are important.
It Makes Teamwork Easy
Teamwork is a very important part of becoming mature. You will always have to work with other people to accomplish big goals, and as you probably know, people can be moody or shy. Good manners include acknowledging and listening to everyone on your team. This helps make everyone feel comfortable and appreciated.
Every team leader needs good manners, so it’s an important skill to develop. A good team leader can make moody members easy to work with, and shy members confident in their contributions. Remember, having good manners is something you do for both the people around you, and yourself. Always practice good manners and be kind to others, and the world will be just a little brighter.