Good manners will never go out of style
As usual, Al Seymour hits the spot with his column in The Royal Gazette, concerning vulgarity and crudeness. A letter I wrote some weeks ago was in the same vein: good manners, decency and respect for others.
The very young, our children, see examples of bad behaviour that go unchallenged, which makes them believe that it is acceptable, so the confusion comes when they misbehave, as all children do on a learning curve, and get rebuked and often punished.
If we don't maintain standards that stay the same, we will have a crack that will become an avalanche, which in time will become the order of the day, an ugly day in time, for sure.
We see behavioural patterns today that would have been totally unacceptable several years ago. Progress of a sort, but not desirable in good company. That is not to say we have to be stuffy, but good manners, the sweetness of kindness and courtesy, never will go out of style.
We, of the older generation, must hold the line, teach and, yes, lead by example.
That it is our responsibility and the legacy, a footprint if you like, to leave behind.