Choosing Civility

Choose five of Forni’s rules (from the Table of Contents attached; the rules are the numbered 1 – 25), and for each one: 1. Determine if you agree that it will bring long-term happiness; 2. Provide reasons why you agree or disagree; 3. Provide at least one potential counterargument to your position.
Choosing Civility
P.M. Forni
25 Rules of Considerate Conduct

What are the 25 Rules of Considerate Conduct?

  1. Pay attention
  2. Acknowledge others
  3. Think the best
  4. Listen
  5. Be inclusive
  6. Speak kindly
  7. Don’t speak ill
  8. Accept and give praise
  9. Respect even a subtle “no”
  10. Respect others’ opinions
  11. Mind your body
  12. Be agreeable
  13. Keep it down (and rediscover silence)
  14. Respect other people’s time
  15. Respect other people’s space
  16. Apologize earnestly
  17. Assert yourself
  18. Avoid personal questions
  19. Care for your guests
  20. Be a considerate guest
  21. Think twice before asking for favors
  22. Refrain from idle complaints
  23. Accept and give constructive criticism
  24. Respect the environment and be gentle to animals
  25. Don’t shift responsibility and blame
Choosing Civility