Politeness In Paul Ford's 'How To Be Polite'

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In Paul Ford’s “How to Be Polite” he argues that politeness is essential to success and self-development, creating opportunities that would otherwise not exist. In this article Ford explains the concepts of being nice and uses his own journey of developing politeness to give evidence. As someone who wouldn’t even have the same wife let alone friends if it wasn’t for his politeness Ford knows how essential politeness is. Ford acknowledges that he’s not typically associated with being polite and often others are surprised that despite his looks, within him is hidden politeness. He points to the time one of his coworkers complimented him on the invisibility of his politeness, referring to it as “ strategy” that “actually helped get things done”
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