Keepin’ It Classy

A trait that I put on the top of my priority list and secretly wish would rub off on every person I come into contact with is a simple five letter word — class. What makes a classy person? For me, class is about being conscious of the ramifications of your actions on others, understanding that as human beings we all deserve the benefit of the doubt and being as genuine and honest as possible.

Classy people seem to be rare these days. As the world moves faster and faster as a result of the wondrous world of the web, it makes me wonder if people have given up the importance of class for quickie friendships and instant gratification. It seems people are putting less effort into meaningful relationships and this leaves me yearning for more. Class goes much deeper then just understanding the importance of respect for all people — it involves manners, good listening, sincere compassion for others, and most of all expression of human emotion in the most delicate way.

Far too often I see blatant disregard for other people that I think displays right away, the level of class they inhibit. A stranger laying on their horn while someone is trying to park their car, uncalled for attitude from a fellow employee, or a friend who breaks plans without even calling. All this is, is a lack of class (among other things).

Why has class fallen off the list of sought-after traits? Why do people let ego get in the way of compassion for fellow mankind? What are the attributes you consider to be classy?

6 thoughts on “Keepin’ It Classy

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  2. misskrystalmisskrystal

    Fabulous article. So true.
    Not sure why people seem to forget a lot about “class.”
    First, it’s good to always say, “Please and thanks.” I have noticed a decline with people saying those words. You would be surprised what a difference just saying please and thanks can make…

    Also, respect is so important…It’s never good to be rude. If you don’t like something or someone, avoid them as best as you can, but if you can’t, it’s better to be as silent as you can, versus, being rude. It can come back to haunt you later….You never know who may “connect” with what.

    One thing that I have noticed, is when people do not really treat everyone in their environment the same….
    Big mistake. People notice when they are not treated the same. Some folks say, “I don’t care”– but the truth is, you may later…Don’t fool yourself.

    There is always a nice and polite way to handle things. As long as you know that you were as polite as you could possibly be, that is what is important.

    Thanks.
    Miss Krystal

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  3. Jacqueline x9472

    Wow could not have said it better my self,

    I totally agree with today’s society lacking a bit on class and might I add manners, what ever happen to please and thank you, I loved what you said about while driving, and someone might have disproved of someone driving skills, which another landed on the horn, this is one more sign where so many lack compassion or consideration, I know for my self I’m not the perfect driver and yes sometimes I might turn to soon or not put my blinker on, but It is not because I’m disregarding anyone it was a mere accident, but too often we judge too quickly and assume that someone else what just trying to ruin our day, so many times we need to remember we are all here on the planet, just going through each day the best we can.

    I think loving each other and showing kindness needs to be brought back, just a simple smile can change someones else day, remember it is the snowball effect.

    Thanks so much for reminding us what true class really is!

    Blessings and Big Hugs!
    Jacqueline x9472

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  4. Gina Rose ext.9500Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Justine,

    I really enjoyed reading your article…..

    I just posted , somewhere in here, a few days back on how they should bring back charm schools and etiquette schools. I recently dined out, which is rare for me, but I probably won’t be dining out for awhile…..The people sitting beside us had such unbehaved children, who were running around, screaming, crying, spiiting food at each other…etc. I see this quite a bit nowadays…..and the parents did nothing…sat there and ignored the fact that their children were disturbing the other patrons there. And table manners are somewhat a thing of the past.

    ….the time before that, some teenage girls stopped in the tiny, but nice, resturant wearing very short skirts and short cropped tops that left nothing to the imagination of the young men who were in there also.

    My Grandparents and GreatAunt raised me…..as they were “old school”..they taught me about class and the importance of manners in life…..and they were right….. words such as : Please, May I, Thank You …those words still go a long way in some circles or groups of people….. and THOSE are the circles that really matter in life.

    Holding doors open for the elderly and the physically challenged , picking up dropped items on the floor or ground for the elderly and physically challenged…..I sometimes let a person standing behind me in a grocery line with only a few items check out in front of me if I have a full cart of groceries.

    The saying ” You can’t buy class ” is true…..class is an attitude.

    Class is aligned with Grace….which IS a virtue.

    Blessed Be )O(
    Gina Rose ext.9500

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