This is a pretty old-fashioned word. We don’t hear it much and if we do it is usually to complain that there isn’t any today! Decorum is a social grace, which governs our behavior. It is the idea that to live in a decent society we adhere to certain unwritten rules of manners and protocols.
For the most part, this is still true on planes, buses, and trains. We understand on a deep level that we are all individuals traveling to the same place and in order to be on time and arrive safely, we have to follow the rules.
It’s funny how we can’t seem to apply this basic concept to other aspects of our lives! So let’s try it!
“Today, I will participate with my fellow humans with the basic idea that we should be respectful, aware of others, and working toward a common goal of living our individual lives as a functioning collective.”