-Simple, straightforward, and to the point –
In all situations, in all encounters, with strangers, people who work in customer service, rude members of your family, etc..
Be polite. Be kind. Remember your manners. When in doubt, remain silent.
“Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.” -Buddha
This will save you a lot of future headache.
Is it easy? Is it instantly satisfying?
No. Not at all. In fact, it could probably be one of the hardest things you will ever do – it is one of the most challenging skills to master.
And it just might kill you… Constantly deflecting rudeness, personal criticism, just plain meanness….Always striving to be gracious and kind, no matter the circumstance.
But you will be a better person for it. It’s the right thing to do; other polite, well mannered people will respect you; and in my opinion, it is a true mark of being an adult.
There is never an excuse for being rude. Never.
Always be polite.