Civilized behavior: learning to act with a proper sense of honor and shame
A man will not render good services to his country if he can do nothing civilized ,for in proportion as he respect himself while he respects his country. The civilized behavior is the birthplace of true patriotism. It is the secret of social welfare and national greatness .It’s the basis and origin of civilization.
Civilized behavior is not a matter of boast or the quality of imagination; it’s the matter of down –to- earth principle. It’s the freshness of the deep springs of life. Civilized behavior means a temperamental predominance of responsibility over superficiality, of the appetite for initiation over the love of conformity.
We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time or conditions of our death. But within all this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we shall live, how we shall behave, honorably or dishonorably, dowdy indifference or dynamically .We decide what is honored and what is shame in life. We decide that what makes us significant is either what we do, or what we refused to do. But no matter how indifferent the universe may be to our choices and behaviors, these choices and behaviors are ours to make. We choose. We behave. And as we choose and behave, so are our personality formed. In the end, forming our own personality is what behavior is about.
As a president , civilized behavior is what he relies on to get respect from his fellow man and what he relies on to inspire his peoples facing the hardships.
As an actor, civilized behavior is the way he treats his fans and audience so he could be well-accepted by people.
As a teacher, civilized behavior is to be fair, be responsible, be gracious and be mother like. .
As parents, civilized behavior is indispensable to illustrate their teaching for the children and to be accepted by them.
As a student, I have no special desire to tell you those shameful behaviors in detail .But frankly I must say we really need to take some measures to discipline ourselves .We can work on what we are facing everyday. When we walk along the park in campus, we should take good care of not stepping on the green grass around us, don’t we? After finishing our dinner in the cafeteria, It’s better for us to collect our own plates to the washing pot, isn’t it? What is hardly can be taken serious notice is that, when others are doing their business, are we making bothersome sounds?
We Chinese have a saying—if a man plants melons, he will reap melons; if he sows beans, he will reap beans. In the end, we are all the sum total of our actions.
So let civilized behavior engulf the whole campus and embody in every student action.
Let civilized behavior forever serve as a light beacon for all of us in the long journey of life.
Let these civilized behavior speaking contest really impress us and sometime in the future when we look back, we can say that we benefit a lot from it.