Manners Can Be Fun

My son laughed the other day when we were driving when after telling my phone to create a note, I thanked Siri, which I do all the time. But it’s not just me placating our soon-to-be robotic overlords before their uprising. No, I think it’s good to maintain good habits, politeness being one of them.

I’m not a sports guy, but I once heard a coach had said, “You play as well as you practice.”

Which makes a lot of sense. You don’t go from giving any effort and slouching to giving it your best and doing extraordinarily well when it’s down to the wire. When it comes down to it, we play by reflex. But to get that, it takes practice.

Just like shooting baskets, our manners count too. And not just manners but everything we do.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

— Aristotle (paraphrased by Will Durant)

Set your standards high and treat even the small things like big things. Even if you look like an idiot saying please and thank you to your phone.

By Sam Watson

I'm pretty good at Microsoft Excel but a freak in Google Sheets.

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