Choosing Civility has ratings and reviews. Julianne said: Wish it had a rip out list in the front or back as a cheat sheet of the 25 rules. S. communication skills in civility. ▫ Discuss the need for civility in . Page 25 Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct. New. York: St. In Dr Forni’s book Choosing Civility he makes the suggestion that “we agree The 25 Rules of Considerate Conduct Abridged for the Healer.

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For the library types out there: Lists with This Book. He has a blind spot for the fact ruls his abstract advice respect the opinions of others, respect cultural diversity, don’t speak ill of others directly clashes with his distress when others have cultural norms different than his own.

This should be required reading for all high school students.

In an era of incredible technological innovation, social progress, and independent thought, it is worth considering the almost-forg Review Best book I’ve read all year! Nov 04, Mary Beth rated it really liked it.

Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct by P.M. Forni

Nov 07, Christopher rated it really liked it. It’s a good encapsulation of various ways one might act civilly.

Respect the Environment and Be Gentle to Animals Aug 06, Audrey Rudinsky rated it liked it. The behavior is a rooted in ethics and moral philosophy: Good manners cost us nothing and gain us positive feelings that can be nothing but good for us.

Forni treats kindness and consideration in relationships as art forms that can be learned, taught, and honed; he digs through the ritual of etiquette to find their philosophic foundations. If we have control over what we think about what happiness to us, we have control over how we feel about it as well. I know many people believe that treating others with kindness and civility is weak, but I think that Convuct Forni makes excellent points.


The last 30 pages do the same thing.

Good, practical ideas for being a kinder human being. Your act has an ethical component, since it requires attention and consideration…Keeping the saltshaker and pepper mill together makes it easier to locate them. Oct 11, Rachel Aranda rated it really liked it Shelves: It was ironic chkosing have a rude woman attend a talk on Civility.

America disappoints him now and then.

Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Forni is European and it shows. Jan 21, Jed rated it really liked it Recommends it for: It may not occur to us that when we find the strength to engage in considerate listening we are in fact expressing ourselves. When we complain, we often project onto others our dissatisfaction with how we are handling our own lives. Think the Best 4.

It’s a short book with very brief pages each descriptions of Forni’s “25 rules of considerate conduct. She and her co-presenters discussed the change in culture that her library helped initiate within their community around the topic of civility. The book you should give to all high school graduates on how to see yourself as a part of something bigger, on the implications good and bad that your existence and actions have on others, and essentially – how not to be horrid while taking a test in college.


He is an cpnsiderate writer and an intelligent thee, so the book is better than the average self help book. Feb 06, Polly Trout rated it really liked it. A key tool to how Gross got started with the Choose Civility movement, which now involves over partnering local organizations and has been copied in numerous communities across the United States, started out with the principles illustrated in this book by Forni.

It has been reconstituted as The Civility I Dr. Helping the speaker achieve a higher level of clarity should be the goal of your questions.

Avoid personal questions This book was shared among library staff and community leaders, and Dr. But the meat of the considearte, the 25 rules, are actually quite good. For a topic that always seemed so heavy and daunting to me, the ideas presented in this short book are easy to understand and general enough that most people can stand behind them and implement with work. A positive thought produces a feeling of contentment or happiness, a negative one a feeling of sadness or despondency.

His “rules” are firmly or in practical applications of this deeply understood theory.

His talk was fascinating and his explanations civiligy the decrease of civility were well researched and thought provoking This was at a bookstore in Baltimore, Maryland, and during the question time a woman in the audience went completely bananas and asked all kinds of rude questions, interrupted him and and spoke over him as he tried to answer her.