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  • Return to Civility: A Speed of Laughter Project
    Return to Civility: A Speed of Laughter Project
    by John Sweeney, The Brave New Workshop
Sunday
Jan012012

Re-posted: How Would You Make the World More Civil?

In 2008, John Sweeney and the employees of the Brave New Workshop theatre wrote Return to Civility: A Speed of Laughter Project out of a desire to positively impact as many people as we mildly offend with our social and political satire. Whether in all seriousness or in laughter, we hope you will join us in helping to increase the civility of our world.

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Reader Comments (29)

Unless a relative is dying, TURN OFF your cell phone when you are hanging out with a friend. How would you like it if you went over to a friends house, and they spent half the time on the phone with someone else.
-Dan

January 16, 2009 | Registered CommenterCivil Thoughts

What you choose to eat, impacts more than just your body.

Take for example this site (http://www.seafoodwatch.org) which helps you select seafood that is abundant, well-managed, and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways.
DD

January 16, 2009 | Registered CommenterCivil Thoughts

Be prepared to take your shoes off when you enter someone's home.

When you enter someones house, take the time to notice if the family who lives there is wearing their shoes in the house or if they leave then at the door. This is also a reminder to always wear clean socks!
-John

January 16, 2009 | Registered CommenterCivil Thoughts

When a funeral procession makes its way down the street you are traveling, pull over to the side of the road. Do this whether the procession is coming toward you or going in the same direction that you are. If you are at an intersection, wait patiently and respectfully until the procession has passed. Doing so not only shows respect for the dead, but it also shows compassion and concern for the grieving family and friends.
Carl

January 16, 2009 | Registered CommenterCivil Thoughts

When you are in the grocery or discount store checkout line and there is a person ahead of you paying for their purchases, please stand back several feet from that person allowing them to finish before you move forward into that same position. Do not crowd them with your cart, your children or yourself.
Anne

January 16, 2009 | Registered CommenterCivil Thoughts

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