Couth: (adj) showing or having good manners or sophistication
I never get a chance to do anything couth because I’m too busy trying to correct my uncouth behavior.
I also think that we could make great advancements in our society and also in the human race simply by agreeing with each other about what truly is couth—and therefore being able to identify the patterns of action that would be uncouth.
What would be the top five attributes of being couth with people of every culture, from every nation, every religion and every predilection?
1. Learn how to listen by making eye contact and at least imitating interest.
2. Lead with kindness, even if you expect it to be rejected.
3. Smile more, even when you’re not taking selfies.
4. Contribute your talent where it will help—not where you wish it will help.
5. Be grateful.
I offer these five to you today as the Couth of Truth.