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Patrick Adams

Managing Director, Secret Weapon Marketing

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It's about time for civility to make a comeback. Not just in the current political mayhem, but everywhere.

What you do in the privacy of your home is no one’s business. But when you join the public - in a restaurant, at work, on the web, in the stands, on TV - you have a responsibility to not pollute our shared society by acting like a jerk. The goal of Civility Please is to encourage mutual respect and common courtesy, so we can all enjoy a more civil society. That doesn’t mean we should stop disagreeing with each other. It just means we should think before we speak, or hit send.

It means we should put away our phones and pay attention.

It means we should exchange ideas, instead of insults.

Civility Please will spread the word and act as a reminder to do your part. Our start at a solution is here:

www.civilityplease.org

But would love to know what you all think.

Topics: Civil discourse
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  • Feb 25 2011: This is much simpler than anyone imagines. It's absolutely completely doable right now. It's just unfamiliar territory. ;)
    Everyone is open and everyone alive and mildly intelligent has something amazing to share with the world, both individually and universally, and is willing to share it. There are no walls, but a lot of people for some reason just imagine everyone else does. It's funny how a lifetime seeing something a certain way or being told it is can be so difficult to reverse, even when we know it's all an illusion.

    At the same time, just because something has been, is now and possibly always will be, doesn't mean it's the way it should be or the best way it could be.

    Just the fact that you (Patrick and everyone else) understand this and you 'think' something has to be done, or others need to understand this, means it's up to YOU to do EVERYTHING about it.
    Knowing something, understanding what it takes, and applying it to your life are all completely different, the last step is easy but the rarest. I'm with you, if you keep going then it'll all come together in time. Will it match imagination? That's for you to decide. ;)

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