What is the impact of manners and etiquette to young adults?

What is the impact of manners and etiquette to young adults?

by Cookie
(Australia)

Do they play a vital role in a modern and standard lifestyle for young generation?


Aug 31, 2011
Manners in Young Adults
by: Wendy (Modern Manners and Etiquette)

You have posed a wonderful question, thank you. I hope I can do it the justice it deserves.

There was a time when manners and etiquette were not only taught daily, they were expected of everyone. Unfortunately this is not the case any more. In a fast paced world, things have been pushed aside and many do not feel that they have time to learn, teach and practice manners.

However, there are those in this fast paced world who have held onto the tradition of good manners and it shows. It is not difficult to spot a child, teen, young adult or even adult who practices good manners and etiquette. Thank goodness this can perpetuate in a wonderful way.

There are many things that influence the life of a young adult and most of the time it is not their parents any more. They are at a time when they are flexing their independence and needing to find their way. The majority of young adults who have good manners and etiquette were the ones that were taught by good parents, teachers and so forth.

I think it is vital for them to have good manners and show them. They are the ones who are primarily driving the workforce and as I am required to interact with them through my day to day business, I am impressed by the ones who have been taught and repulsed by those who have not. I will go out of my way to tell the ones who show good manners how much I appreciate them. It needs to be noticed and gratitude shown.

That being said, good manners and etiquette is a lifelong journey. It starts with the little 'pleases' and 'thank yous' we teach our children and perpetuates from there. Showing them that most important part of manners is thinking above and beyond themselves is key. We are the examples to more than our families. We do need to command good manners with those we interact with. Sometimes they need to be reminded about the basics.

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