Civility Shines!: It's Easier to Get Along! by Louis  J. PeerlessCivility Shines!: It's Easier to Get Along! by Louis  J. Peerless

Civility Shines!: It's Easier to Get Along!

byLouis J. Peerless

Paperback | March 6, 2017

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Civility Shines: “It’s Easier to Get Along!” is a handbook on civility and civil behavior for everyone, from junior high school students to adults and families. In each section of the book, there is at least one example of appropriate behavior in a wide range of scenarios in which we all find ourselves, whether once in a lifetime or on a daily basis. Looking at individual communities, Louis Peerless addresses those nuances that may exist relative to their particular demographics.

Civility Shines is also a program of information distribution and suggested activities that illustrate the importance of civility in the lives of all members of our society. I suggested projects ranging from simple projects with one or two persons up to those projects that require more participants.


Louis Peerless is an entrepreneur with a 40-plus-year background in social service and business careers. He earned his B.A. in Sociology at the University of Cincinnati and his M.A. in Human Relations at Hebrew Union College. In 1997, Louis J. Peerless started to paint on the back of Plexiglas, using a technique that he perfected in Gr...
Title:Civility Shines!: It's Easier to Get Along!Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.29 inPublished:March 6, 2017Publisher:Green IvyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


Introduction        VI
Civility    1
Civility and Social Media    4
Civility and Salutations    5
What’s the Rush? Seriously! What’s the Rush?    6
Respect Your Elders    8
Color and its Impact on Mood    10
It’s Never Too Early    11
Civility and Random Kindness    12
Civility, Celebrations, and Decorum    14
Civility and the Yield Sign    16
Civility and Friendship    17
Civility in the Marketplace    18
Corporate Civility    20
Civility and Driving    23
Driving and the Consumption of Alcohol and Other 
     Illegal Substances    25
Civility and “No Turn on Red”    27
Civility at the Entrance Ramp    28
Urgency Where There Is None Impediments to Civil Behavior    29
Civility and Public Transportation    32
Civility in the Classroom (Where Civility is Paramount!)    33
Civility in the Classroom with a Substitute Teacher 
     at the Desk    35
Civility and the Interview    37
Civility at a Funeral    38
Civility at a House of Mourning    40
Civility and Color/Race/Faith    41
Civility at Home – The Power of Hope    43
Civility in an Argument    44
Civility in an Argument with a Sibling    45
Civility and the Community    47
Civility When Walking    49
Civility at the Four-Way Stop    50
Civility on the Golf Course    51
Civility on the Playing Field and in the Seats    52
Civility and Public Authority    54
Civility and Our Pets    55
Civility at Others’ Homes    56
Civility in the Parking Lot    57
Civility on the Subway and in Elevators    58
Civility on the Highway    59
Civility at the Grocery (and other superstores)    60
Civility in the Mall    62
Civility in the Sanctuary    63
Civility and the Homeless    66
Civility and Negativity    67
Civility and Texting    68
The Most Profound and Heinous of Incivilities: Bullying    69
Our Design    72
Hugging is Good Medicine    73
The Meditation Pages    74
Civility Clubs    75
Suggested Projects    78
About the Author and the Birth of Civility Shines    81
Afterword: Random Thoughts    84
The Essence of Civility    85
The Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in 
     Company and Conversation    86