The lack of civility in society means something is seriously wrong. We must want to bring ourselves closer together. We must want to show concern, we must have tolerance and be tolerant, be caring, empathetic, patient and understanding.
We must learn to take judgment and criticism out of everyday conversations, particularly where the ego is concerned. The ego is the reason for most of our difficulties, when it’s played out on the centre stage, in our personal relationships and in our lives.
Civility brings people together. It encourages people to productively work together around any common goals. But civility is essential if our lives are going to change. Where there is hostility and conflict those must be replaced with respect and consideration through a wider understanding of what is expected through our common values.
If done correctly, civility brings people and communities together and helps us form meaningful friendships and relationships. Civility goes beyond us having manners and gives us and our lives purpose. Civility ties us into a lifestyle that helps more than just us, it helps those around us too, in the wider community. We will begin to care more about things, about people, about life.
Civility reminds us that even with different points of view we can still work together for the greater good, through understanding and compromise. With civility, we have duties not only through society and politics, but in the wider world.
We need to make sure and continue to make sure we work towards a common goal that will benefit each of us, through society and in the world. We need it more than we’ve ever needed it. Lives are depending on it.