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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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