On 15th June 2015, I started posting about Etiquette every Monday (hence the name) on my Facebook page. However, due to challenges here and there I stopped sharing on my social media page. Nevertheless, because I love sharing about etiquette I have chosen to incorporate it in this blog. This being a travel blog, I will try to mash-up the two together. I have not been to any Etiquette school but I have read, attended talks and watched trainings’ on the subject. Most times I can tell what good manners are and what aren’t. Therefore, in this subject, I am an amateur just like you. Therefore, let us learn together more on etiquette, mannerism, decency, decorum, courtesy. Etiquette is mostly associated with the aristocrats. However, I believe that everyone can have etiquette.
All we have to do is learn and practice. Displaying etiquette does not mean that you are weak, or a charmer. It means your behaviour exceeds the norm and your conduct is “less” offensive. In today’s world I have seen and experienced the lack of etiquette in our social skills in public, at work and at home.
Let’s take up the challenge of learning and practising etiquette. If it is not for you, then you can stop practising it, but try before giving up.
Every Monday, I will be posting something related to etiquette. Therefore take it upon yourself to apply it and see how it affects you and the people around you. #etiquettemonday #ladiesandgentlemen #practiceandlearn
“I make a distinction between manners and etiquette – manners as the principles, which are eternal and universal, etiquette as the particular rules which are arbitrary and different in different times, different situations, different cultures.” Judith Martin