Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct

  • 4h 59m 58s
  • P. M. Forni
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2011

Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others.

In this Audiobook

  • What Is Civility?
  • Respect in Action
  • Happiness and the Mind
  • How Do We Learn to Love?
  • Civility and Self-Expression
  • Nice Guys Finish Last. Or Do They?
  • The Science of Love and Social Support
  • About the Rules
  • 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' Space
  • 16. Apologize Earnestly and Thoughtfully
  • 17. Assert Yourself
  • 18. Avoid Personal Qestions
  • 19. Care for Your Guests
  • 20. Be a Considerate Guest
  • 21. Think Twice Before Asking for Favors
  • 22. Refrain from Idle Complaints
  • 23. Give Constructive Criticism
  • 24. Respect the Environment and Be Gentle to Animals
  • 25. Don't Shift Responsibility and Blame
  • Striking Through the Form to the Substance
  • I Did It My Way
  • Authority on the Wane
  • The Age of the Self
  • Living Among Strangers
  • The Drive to Achieve
  • Stress
  • How We Play the Game
  • Two Sides of the Coin
  • What to Do
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