'Civility' Chapter

Civility

What allows us to believe in society is some idea that we share values in common. Before economy, there was novelty and rebellion during the renaissance era which was working alongside fidelity. Fidelity is also known as loyalty, and what gives rise to sentiments like nationalism. What it boils down to is we have to believe in something.

You have to trust humanity. We are literally dependant on each other. There is a feeling. We need to return that sense to our awareness. We need to sense spirit in our world again, and not paint everything gray with abstract economically drive intellectualism.

“So let us begin anew – remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof” John Fitzgerald Kennedy (American 35th US President (1961-63), 1917-1963)

“When once the forms of civility are violated, there remains little hope of return to kindness or decency” Samuel Johnson (English Poet, Critic and Writer. 1709-1784)

Belief in Society

What is civility? Dealing with people and situations in a respectful manner. The act of connection. I’ve been thinking that the ‘Occupy’ protests are really a debate on what it is to be civil. “In a civil society.” Civility is… Seek More

First Cities Were Sacred

We get the word civic from the same source as the work civil. Civic, civil, city are words sharing the same broad domain of meaning. They used to speculate that cities may have arisen for economic reasons, and this notion… Seek More

Spirit of Fear

We are believing creatures. We used to believe in life, the fundamentals of life, nature, survival, wisdom, death. We considered things that are even true today. They considered the stars, the way of the world as a whole. The first… Seek More

Trust Humanity

What civility comes down to is faith. What will you trust? If you trust nothing, do you love anything? If you love no part of your life, are you living? You have to trust in something or you won’t survive,… Seek More