Of common courtesy, good manners and patience…
Malaysians are an impatient lot. They are always in a rush. Rushing to get things done at the expense of others. They seem fearful of losing out to others. This ‘kiasu’ mentality is prevalent in urban areas especially in cities such as Kuala Lumpur. The so-called “rat-race” culture is also ingrained in the minds of city folk. Common courtesy is simply lacking among Malaysian citizens in general.
”Manners maketh man!” – a key expression from ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ / YouTube
Cutting lines and jumping queues are the norm with such impatient people. No doubt patience is lacking among our citizens. We need to do more to inculcate good values in our society. Virtues such as patience and tolerance must be nurtured from young. Patience like tolerance is an etiquette acquired through habit and practice.
Good manners form the foundation of many noble values. They encourage character building and personal upbringing that espouse moral virtuosity and righteousness. They ultimately become part and parcel of one’s personality. After all, “manners maketh the man!” 😉