Do we think about 'good breeding' in humans anymore?

@raydene (9874)
United States
March 9, 2009 8:45am CST
I was reading this quote and wondered if we still think in those terms anymore? What do you think of it? "Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person." - Mark Twain
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• United States
9 Mar 09
I wish more people did think in these terms. I get so tired of people bragging about themselves of theirs and adding put downs on others
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@ElicBxn (61137)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I have to say, that ol' Sam there probably had a point!
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
17 Mar 09
good breeding I don't think I am a horse and that is what I think of that term and I would never use it for a human.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
Hi raydene! I have seen and met so many people with good breeding and I really like being around these people very much. I enjoy their company because respect amongst each other is always there. I really avoid people who thinks of themselves as high and almighty and bad mouthed other people just to make themselves look really good. Such shameful behavior if I may so! Take care and blessings to you! lovelots..faith
@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
10 Mar 09
I do not agree with Mark Twain in his quotation. Good breeding to me is a display of appropriate behaviour sincerely and not an attempt to conceal our weakness. I may not think about "good breeding" anymore, but I am constantly conscious of my own behaviour. People who misbehave in front of me is simply a reminder that this is something I do not like and hence cannot behave so.
@Darkwing (21588)
10 Mar 09
I guess that makes good sense. Nobody likes a bragger, nor do they like a hostile person. I will say though, that you should love yourself before others can love you, meaning that you should think your deeds and words are caring ones, and others will too. Brightest Blessings.
@messageme (2821)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Good breeding. Didn't they refer to that as rich with rich and poor with poor? I don't think mant really go by that anymore, but I am sure there are still those people that don't allow their child to be with a certain someone because of there family or background. I don't really think it should matter as long as two people are happy.
@BarBaraPrz (25427)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
9 Mar 09
I'm sure we do, even if only sublimally.