Civility is essential to be called a civilisationI am one who had used the word civility in many occasions in my forum posts. I am one who endeavours to follow and comply with civility in language, dress and behaviour in my life as far as possible. I have some general expectation of the same from others who I interact with also.
I give below a few references to my forum posts where I mentioned about civility.
1.Response no:#448278 in this 2013 thread. and quote: "I took up with the company with all details, in a very polite and civil, but convincing language."
2.Post no:#565794 in this thread where I said" Let us be fair minded and allow people to choose what they want as far as the same is within the confines of normal decency, civility and well within the laws and rules in force"
3.Response no:#736573 in this thread "One should express opinions, even in virtual space, just as the way one will tell things in a face to face interaction or in a real meeting or debate etc. "
Civility is when we show, give, display and respond with normal social courtesies to others. It is common decency and expected in a cultured society to show Civil behaviour and use civil language used even against protagonists and adversaries.
Civility is an essential requirement to political leaders in a democratic society. Almost all our great political leaders during pre-Independence and immediate post-Independence days were real examples of civility- in behaviour and language. It will be very encouraging and interesting to read from archives about the Parliamentary and political debates of those days.
In my own state of Kerala also the political leaders mostly follow a very civil behaviour and use civil language in public debates and even during election campaigns.. But I am afraid the TV channel debates which have an eye on controversy and viewership numbers, have become some reason for slowly beginning of erosion in such civility. That is unfortunate signal.
Civility in our life is essential as a give and take policy in our life and it is the fundamental for a civilised and cultured society. Then only we can call ourselves civilised or civilisation.