“You get to choose. Whether that’s something you make a positive situation. Or whether you choose to ignore it. Or make it worse. It’s all up to you.” Lizzie Post

“Emily Post always said that whenever two people come together and their actions affect one another, you have etiquette. That exactly what it’s all about. It doesn’t matter if you’re holding a door or getting married. There’s some form of etiquette going on between you. And you get to choose. Whether that’s something you make a positive situation. Or whether you choose to ignore it. Or make it worse. It’s all up to you.” Lizzie Post

Source: Awesome Etiquette – Episode #1: The Yawning and the Pinky

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"A really progressive company does not ‘accidentally’ wind up with mostly men. Especially mostly men in positions of leadership. That happens on purpose. It’s a cultural choice." Mallory Ortberg

“A ‘male-dominated company’ is not a ‘fairly progressive company’. Unless there’s a specific reason that's mostly men need to work there. Like issues that affect men. Like some type of ideological reasons that it’s male-dominated. “That doesn’t mean they’re all monsters or all extreme right wingers. A really progressive company does not ‘accidentally’ wind up with mostly men. Especially mostly men in positions of leadership. That happens on purpose. It’s a cultural choice. “It’s one of those things that’s existence depends on pretending it’s not a thing. So it’s like ‘Oh yeah I guess uh we do happen to have ... Read more

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“Walking into any conversation knowing full well that it’s okay if you choose to walk away. That it’s okay to choose if you to participate or not. It gives you such control – for me, it gives me confidence. It means I can really talk to anybody." Lizzie Post

“Walking into any conversation knowing full well that it’s okay if you choose to walk away. That it’s okay to choose if you to participate or not. It gives you such control – for me, it gives me confidence. It means I can really talk to anybody. I’ll feel pretty good that I can set my boundaries and do what I need to do to take care of me. "So, what might happen is when I start hearing a viewpoint I disagree with. I make a choice: Am I going to share my perspective? Am I going to listen or ... Read more

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