Lack Of Civility

The Importance Of Being Polite                       By Gene Griessman

Over fifty years ago,  in 1964, a Canadian poet by the name of F. R. Scott wrote the remarkable poem below about what happens when civility and courtesy break down in a society.
It’s a prescient warning for today. Blunt, unvarnished telling it like it is, instead of being a virtue, can be the the first step toward what the poet called “unrestrained ferocities.”
The first to go are the niceties
The little minor conformities
That suddenly seem absurdities
Soon kindling animosities
Surmount the old civilities
And start the first brutalities
Then come the bold extremities
The justified enormities
The unrestrained ferocities

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Gene Griessman is an internationally known keynote speaker, actor, and communication strategist. His book “TheWords Lincoln Lived By” is in its 23rd printing and “Time Tactics of Very Successful People” is in its 43rd printing. His training video “Lincoln on Communication” is owned by thousands of corporations, libraries, and government organizations. He has spoken at conventions and annual meetings all over the world. To learn more about his presentations, call 404-435-2225. Learn more at Atlanta Speakers Bureau or at his website. His latest book “Lincoln and Obama” has just been released by Audible.
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