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Posts tagged “etiquette

Rules? What rules?

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There have always been rules in English society. They are the standards of behaviour that people are expected to follow. The social etiquette that defines what is acceptable. The rules are copied by other cultures too. The British had an empire and influenced many other cultures. We were influenced in turn by European cultures and the European aristocracy. The rules seem to have been well-defined in the Victorian era and even earlier when people knew their place and how to behave. But why did some people ignore the rules?

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Psychology | The Social Animal

We humans are the social animal and have been since our days as cave dwellers. There is safety in numbers and although we may like to wander off into the woods alone at times; we feel more secure together. A lot of our feelings are controlled by primitive thoughts as we stare into an open fire or look into the flame of a candle. (more…)