“Most people don’t notice I’m polite, which is sort of the point. I don’t look polite. I am big and droopy and need a haircut. No soul would associate me with watercress sandwiches. Still, every year or so someone takes me aside and says, you actually are weirdly polite, aren’t you? And I always thrill. They noticed.” Paul Ford

Sometimes we find words that speak to the concerns of the Still Web without appeal to philosophy or religion or fancy words. Sometimes you read words that come from the heart and connect you with others and the present moment as you experience the open and caring intent of the person who wrote them. How to be polite by Paul Ford is just such an article. Polite is a simple word to describe how to give others high quality attention and empathy. Do yourself a favour, switch off all notifications and read the article!

 

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This Daily Stillness has been recycled from previously published ones:

#tds228 How to be polite (Feb 13, 2016)
#tds1996 How to be polite (Dec 16, 2020)

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