Unspoken Social Rules

You have the responsibility of following some etiquette as a member of a society. When followed, these make you a better person in the eyes of society and also help you develop some self-discipline.

Here is a list of common unspoken social rules :

  • Don’t call someone more than twice continuously unless it’s a really urgent matter and if they don’t pick up, wait until they return the call. They might be sleeping, sick, busy, or have something important going on.
  • If you borrow money from someone, return it, even before they ask for it.
  • When someone treats you to lunch or dinner, don’t buy the most expensive dish on the menu. Also, treat them the next time.
  • Be nice and kind to waiters, cleaners, helpers, drivers, or anyone offering you a service and treat them with the same respect you’d give a manager or a CEO.
  • Always open the door for the person coming behind you. It doesn’t matter if it is a guy or a girl, senior or junior. You don’t grow small by treating someone well in public.
  • If you take a taxi with a friend, and he/she pays now, you pay next time.
  • Respect different shades of opinions. Remember what’s 6 to you will appear 9 to someone facing you.
  • Never interrupt people talking. Wait until they finish then say what you want.
  • If you tease someone, and they don’t seem to enjoy it, stop it and never do it again.
  • Say “thank you” when someone is helping you.
  • Don’t break your promise, or don’t make one if you are not sure you can keep it.
  • When someone tells you a secret, take it with you to your grave, even if you wake up as enemies the next morning.
  • When someone shows you a photo on their phone, don’t swipe right or left. You never know what’s next.
  • Don’t fix a time without being punctual yourself. It’s a bad habit. Take time management serious because time is actually money for many people.
  • Never talk about your riches in the midst of the poor. Similarly, don’t talk about your children in the midst of the barren.

What would you add to the list?

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