from our childhood, in one way or the other, we get told that having good
manners is important. As children, we’ve been taught good manners from the
moment we take birth, disguised as “teachings” from the family, “value
education/personality development” in school and then “etiquette training”
later on in life. But as adults, etiquette is just present in our lives. The
only difference is now, based on what we’ve learned during childhood, we can
choose to define etiquettes for ourselves.
The question in all this remains “Why is etiquette so important after all?”
By dictionary definition, etiquette is supposed to be a complex set of rules and regulations that defines a person’s behaviour. But I personally believe that they don’t have to be complex or concrete as such. I believe etiquette should be defined as a set of flexible rules, adaptable to the social situation an individual is involved in, that maintains boundaries for that particular individual and the people around them.
today’s world, it doesn’t matter whether you’re rich or not, exceptionally
intelligent or not, as the one thing that people will end up personally remembering
you for is how you behave with them, or in other words, your etiquette.
Somehow, etiquette has more to do with kindness and respect for others than it
has to do with following rules and regulations. You could be the best dressed
person at a party but still lose all that charm by only making one wrong
etiquette move, like talking down a waiter or something. In simpler terms,
etiquette is what distinguishes a gentleman/lady from a simply well groomed
The following is a list of important reasons that shows the significance of having a good etiquette in today’s society:
2. It enhances your status as an individual and helps you in making a good impression
3. It boosts self confidence
4. It promotes effective and clear communication
Society and culture in today’s date are ever-changing and with them are changing the so called “rules and regulations” pertaining to etiquette, so much that it is leading to an alteration in the definition of etiquette from time to time. It is surely difficult to keep up with the expectations of such an ever-changing society, but when you look at etiquette as how I’ve defined it earlier, having a good etiquette doesn’t seem to be that difficult a task.
the event that every one of us rehearses both the little and big gestures of
etiquette consistently towards everyone around us whom we might or might not
know, the domino impact will immediately spread, making life a lot more
pleasant for us all.