Civility – formal politeness and courtesy in behavior and speech. When people visit me in OKC, they always comment about how nice Oklahomans are.
This year the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will be conducting a nationwide tour to talk about the need for civility in public and political areas of our society. I am communicating with them regarding speaking to universities and community groups in Oklahoma.
Studies say that we started to lose these values when women started working in the late 60s and early 70s. We apparently no longer had time to teach manners at home. Somehow I have worked full time and made time for these instructions in my home.
Fast forward to 2010 and please tell me your thoughts–did we really lose it, why and how do we get it back?