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Boys And Girls And Manners

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Growing girls and boys who have arrived at a particularly consoious age often complain that cornpanions of theirs are better liked than themselves, although they know in their heait of hearts that these other boys and girls are not as really deserving - that is, not possessed of as many as they themselves constautly practice. Now is the time for such young people to learn that to be songht after one must have good manners as wel] as a gond heart, taste and tact as well as virtues. Yon may thiuk this is rather hard, but stop a moment to consider. Why don't you choose that girl for a friend? She tells the truth and is very unselfish. But you remember that she is also fond of reminding you if your hat is crooked or your gown is nnbecotning. You don't care for her society, although she is a good girl. Then there is that boy - he is generous and obliging, but he loves to talk about himself and bis crwn jiffairs and neyer takes any interest in what yon are doing. Yon wouldn't care for him in spite of his fine qualities for an intimate friend. It is well to learn the lesson young, for we must learn it at some time or other, that the people we shail be thrown among through life will ask yet more of us than that we keep the Ten Commandments. If they are the sort of people whom we ought to know, they will expect us to do right, but they want still more. than that of us, or rather they want that oarried out to its inner meaning. Tact and taste are needed in social lifo as Well aS the enforcerneut of the golden rule, But, then, tact and taste are the further carrying out of the golden rule. It is because young folk sometimes overlook these .acts that they need to be reminded that good Éearts are not visible to the world, as are uncouth manïiers, careless speech and unpleasing habits. Therefore these all count in the impression one makes, and one must be on guard that that impression shall be agreeable. "Marmers make the man" is not wholly true, but it has some truth in it. -


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