Values & Manners    

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     Ten Commandments
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Good Manners

Treat everyone with respect, whether younger or older.
Address adults by their last name, Mr. Smith, Ms. Johnson,

However, some teachers may like to be called by their first name with a title in front, Mr. Mark, Ms. Sarah.

  • Mr. - Mister (used for single and married men
  • Miss - an unmarried woman
  • Mrs. - a married woman
  • Ms. - used for married or unmarried women.

  • Speak clearly
  • Look everyone in the eye
  • Have a firm handshake
  • Say "please","thank you", and "excuse me"
  • say "Yes, ma'm, "no, ma'm" or "Yes sir", "no, sir" When people first meet you, they'll judge you by your looks; then they will judge you by what you say and how you say it. But over the long-run, friends and co-workers will judge you by the values you hold, and how you behave. And from those, will come your reputation. Ask yourself, what values and reputation you would like to have.

    It's easy to list the values we'd like to have: honesty, trustworthiness, friendliness, intelligence, generosity; but it's mucn harder to practice them.

    When things are going well, it's easy to behave well; but the true test of your character is behaving well when things are going badly.

    Parents' Advice Winners

    What Kids Need to Know Contest

    Karen Armstrong, who has written many thoughtful books on the different religions, pointed out that religion was about how you behaved, not what you believed. Religion, she says, is about compassion. And not just compassion for the people in your group, but everyone, even the stranger. group

    The Golden Rule best expresses the idea of compassion. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

    Values at Home

  • Responsibility
  • Procrastination - Take these steps to avoid procrastinating

    Values at work & school

  • Be on time
  • Do your job, don't goof off
  • Listen to your boss/teacher
  • Organized
  • Knowledgeable
  • Accept of criticism
  • Give constructive comments
  • Efficient
  • Perserverence - the ability to stick to a project even if you have trouble
  • Finish what you start

    Values friends admire

  • Sense of humor
  • Trustworthy - you'll do what you say
  • Reliable - they can count on you
  • Honest - you won't tell lies
  • Helpful - if they have a problem, they can ask you to help them
  • Friendly - you are always happy to see them
  • Generous - if they need to borrow something you'll give it to them. Also be generous with your time, if they need someone to talk to.
  • Kind -
  • Treat others equally-respectful. Don't play favorites

    Behaviors No One Likes

  • Snobbishness
  • Dishonesty
  • Body Odor
  • Dirty

    Behaviors your parents admire

    Seven Virtues

    Faith, Hope, Charity, Wisdom, Justice, Courage, Temperance

    The first three are from the early christians, the others are from the pagan philosophers Plato and Pathagorus
    In the 13th century the catholic church was at the height of its power under innocence III

    Buddhist Values

    The path Buddhists follow

    There is a path to the end of suffering - a gradual path of self-improvement, which is described more detailed in the Eightfold Path. It is the middle way between the two extremes of excessive self-indulgence (hedonism) and excessive self-mortification (asceticism); a

    "wandering on the wheel of becoming", Craving, ignorance, delusions, and its effects will disappear gradually, as progress is made on the path.

    The Eightfold Path

    1. Right View Wisdom
    2. Right Intention
    3. Right Speech -- Ethical Conduct
    4. Right Action
    5. Right Livelihood
    6. Right Effort -- Mental Development
    7. Right Mindfulness
    8. Right Concentration

    The 10 Commandments

    I. 'You shall have no other gods before Me.'
    II. 'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.'
    III. 'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.'
    IV. 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.'
    V. 'Honor your father and your mother.'
    VI. 'You shall not murder.'
    VII. 'You shall not commit adultery.'
    VIII. 'You shall not steal.'
    IX. 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.'
    X. 'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.'

    The Boy Scout Oath

         On my honor I will do my best
         To do my duty to God and my country
         and to obey the Scout Law;
         To help other people at all times;
         To keep myself physically strong,
         mentally awake, and morally straight.

    Scout Law

    Scout Motto - Be Prepared

    Scout Slogan - Do a Good Turn Daily