Self-Protection Principle The state governing in a civilized society is necessary to protect people from harm. It may interfere with individual liberty when harm is likely to result to others from our actions. 2. Harm Principle While the state may intervene against harm likely to occur to others, it may not interfere with self-regarding action. It may not interfere with individuals for their own good, because it will make them happier, or because they are imprudent or wrong.
Others may or may not merit our respect but giving others their dignity protects our integrity and honor. We can set limits, but we do not have to stoop to gross behavior to protect those boundaries. Showing respect to others and allowing them their dignity shows belief in another 's potential and allows healing and growth. We must see that potential. We all need respect, regardless of how immature and gay we behave.
Society and respect are hooked together. A society cannot function without respect because of the following reasons. Respect is an offspring of altruism, a biological layer on the basis of society. Secondly, because it is the moral foundation of a human society. Above all, without respect, progress in a society is bound to hinder.
In Paul Ford’s “How to Be Polite” he argues that politeness is essential to success and self-development, thus creating opportunities that would otherwise not exist. He’s right being polite creates opportunities, but there are times where being unpolite can do the same. I think that being rude can also bring success and new opportunities depending on the situation. Many jobs are in demand for professional, stern, leaders, and by being polite one’s kindness may be taken as a weakness, which can hinder things from getting done effectively. My thesis is important because it’s essential to have a balance between being both polite and unpolite to prevent being taken for granted but to also prevent you from burning your bridges with others.
One goal of this essay is also to review some of the more basic and common rules of polite behavior in business. These rules may differ from person to person or in different situations, but there is also a rule of good manners in general to recognize and always keep in mind: “(…) do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Manners: The Importance of Manners, 2014). 2.2 The Definition of Etiquette “Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.” (Will Cuppy) The word etiquette derives from the French estiqu meaning to attach or stick. It describes “conventional requirements as to social behavior; proprieties of conduct as established in any class or community or for any occasion” (Bickerstaff Glover, n.d.). Etiquette is the fruit of manners, and it deals directly with kindness, consideration, elegance and style.
According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary, professionalism is defined as "the conduct, aim or qualities that characterize mark a profession or professionalism person." To succeed in a career and be a respected person in the workplace, professionalism is very important no matter the type of work or place of work. Employers look for professionalism in all aspects to be considered for job opportunities. Companies rely on their employees for good reputations, achievement of goals and success of their business. There are different ways to show professionalism at the place of work.
Additionally, positive politeness strategies is defined as aimed “to save positive face by demonstrating closeness and solidarity, appealing to friendship, making other people feel good, and emphasizing that both speakers have a common goal” (Cutting, 2008, p. 48). Similarly, Yule (1996) emphasized the notion of solidarity as a positive politeness strategy by which the speaker tends to use positive politeness linguistic forms to reduce the distance and emphasize closeness; the main linguistic resources to achieve solidarity are the use of “personal information, use of nicknames, abusive terms, and shared dialect or slang expressions” (p.
People use politeness to seem nice, modest and tactful. It is one of the most important factor of living in a society. Our self- image showing to others is called by linguists a face, it should be recognised and respected in a society, it is the picture of ourselves which we want to reveal to others. If we talk to the other person in a rude or not appropriate way, we perform a face- threatening act, e.g. saying ‘Give me that’ is seen as inappropriate unless the speaker’s social power is greater than hearer’s (like in the army).
The basic social guidelines for respect are taught by our parents and school teachers. The parental directives to be nice, generous, thankful are the cornerstone for respectful interactions within the society. These principles are combined with community consensus about respectful behavior and define standards to maintain our interactions with others (Wilson, 2015). If a person is not respected by his/her parents during his/her childhood and adolescence years, he/she has a higher need to feel respected when he/she becomes adults. Later in life, such people take things personally tending to make a big ‘scene’ over small issues.
Within this approach, as well as in Leech’s model, politeness is preserved as an essential principle regulating communication towards non-conflict management of interpersonal relationships. Even from common use of the notion, it is obvious that politeness does not have a quite unequivocal moral value. Although, it is predominantly associated with an agreeable and considerate kind of behavior, and thus has a positive value, at the same time, it carry negative connotations of insincere motives, which resulted from the tension between sincere beliefs and what is considered