Courteous: (adj) polite, respectful, or considerate in manner.
I do not want to be cynical, but I have given up on the concept of trying to call out mankind’s better nature.
My voice is hoarse, my throat is raspy, and my mind is boggled from the many attempts.
I think the approach needs to be different. Rather than trying to convince people that being courteous makes them excellent folk, what we should do is infuse into their awareness that being courteous keeps them from having to deal with bad shit.
For I will tell you—when you are self-centered and discourteous, you will inevitably offend someone and find yourself embroiled in an argument, feud or ongoing hassle.
These kinds of struggles take energy, time and close the door on the possibility of you being free of the interference of others because they offer their opinions openly about what an asshole you are.
Yes—take a moment and realize that being courteous is not the “noble path,” but rather, simply the opportunity to live a private, selfish life, where you don’t have to hear other folks explain to you why you should be more courteous.
So to sum it up in a nutshell:
So you don’t have to pay the price
Of constantly being reminded of your vice.