2. Can the idea of good manners inhibit people's natural sense of fun and inhibition?
3. Do people have more manners now or in earlier times?
4. Do you say "hi" to people even if they are strangers? Why? Why not?
5. Do you listen to other's people conversations on the street
1. I think manners transcend such things. I've known some people with impeccable backgrounds and they were some of the rudest people I'd even connected with. And the opposite is true. I think good manners come from within and how you want to be treated. However, if you are not exposed to them (i.e. parents, teachers, etc.), how can you learn them?
2. I don't think so. You can have fun and still be polite and kind. When did rude begin to equate fun?
3. I think it was more 'in vogue' to teach manners back in the day. My folks had a list of them and you better believe I learned and obeyed all of them. It doesn't seem to be quite the case now, not with the way I've seen kids run all the place in a restaurant or store. If I'd caused a scene in a store of restaurant, there wouldn't have been another chance for me to do it again. I'd be left home with a sitter.
4. I do because you never know what you are going to meet a new good friend.
5. Not as a rule, but that's more because my poor hearing precludes it. Hard to listen into stuff you can hear.
Now, it's your turn!