Is It Better to Be Polite or Frank? (Politness (Politness used to be…
Is It Better to Be Polite or Frank?
We often prefer the idea of be frank and speaking with our minds, because is more natural.
Being polite has been central to our sense of what is required to be as good and civilized person.
Politness used to be central to our education
Guides to manners
Politness sometimes can sound a bit fake and insincere.
Re-described politness as an indication of servility and deceit.
Argued in favor of always remaining true to yourself.
Politness started to develop in United States.
Because America has been the world's most influential culture for around a century and half.
This situation made that politness will extended quickly around the planet.
Differences between polite and frank person
They see the world in highly divergent ways
They visited and live in
different places, so they have a diferrent culture.
Original Goodness vs Natural Sin
Frank people believe in the importance of expressing themselves honestly
They trust that what they happen to think and feel always proved to be fundamentally acceptable to the world.
The polite person sees themselves a little in the way we typically see small children as blessed by an original innate goodness.
The Frank persons can believe that everything about them will more or less prove fine, whatever they happen to say or do.
Polite person proceed under a fervent suspicion of themselves and their impulses.
They sense that a great deal of what they feel and want really isn't very nice.
Be frank sometimes can be rude or impolite
Frank person isn't really a knowledge of etiquette.
Is not really about what knife to use at a formal dinner, when to say please or thank you
It comes down contrasting set of beliefs about human nature