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Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Courtesy: Key to a happier World

Courtesy: Key to a happier World - Summary:

The article “Courtesy: Key to a Happier World” is written by Dr.Norman Vincent Peale, whose writings are related to inspiration. This article shows his conviction and the very strong belief that the world would be a better place if people were more courteous to each other. In the article, the writer connects good manners and courteous to behaviors with the golden rule, i.e. to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It means you should treat others the way you want to be treated.

Dr. Peale lists three components of courtesy and gives three tips to improve manners. Justice, empathy, and the capacity to treat all people alike are the three components of courtesy. And the ways to improve manners are practicing courtesy, thinking in a courteous way and being able to accept courtesy.

Justice is the most important component of courtesy. In the absence of judicious thinking, courtesy could not prevail. So, we have to use the principle of justice to maintain courtesy. Empathy is related to the people’s feelings which we have to understand and the capacity to treat all the people alike are the best ways to sustain courtesy. Though it is difficult to practice courtesy, thinking in a courteous way and being able to accept courtesy, we have to try exercising them. 

Hence, courtesy makes our life happier because of a good way, good behavior, and acceptance of courtesy that makes people satisfied. So, I agree with the author that courtesy can make our world better than the present one.

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