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Manual de moral y urbanidad #23 – Del modo de conducirnos con nuestra familia

Manual de moral y urbanidad #23 - Del modo de conducirnos con nuestra familia

On how we have to behave with our family

1. We have to be courteous, delicate and respectful to the members of our family, because of the love we have for them. We can be sure that these qualities will reflect on other people as well.
2. We must not upset our parents and brothers and sisters. In our house, enviable peace and harmony should rule.
3. We must respect the personal items of the other members of our family.
4. We must be tolerant and prudent. That way the apple of discord will never bloom.
5. We must never enter a room without knocking first and getting permission to do so. Respect, we ust show respect.
6. The servents deserve our love and respect as well. We must never treat badly or injustly those who serve us. We must consider them members of our family.

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Manual de moral y urbanidad #22 – Del acto de levantarnos

Manual de moral y urbanidad #22 - Del acto de levantarnos

About getting up

1. Make a habit of getting up early. [Spanish saying] “God helps those who get up early”.
2. When we wake up our first thought has to be of God, with fervor and devotion.
3. Before we get dressed we have to wash ourselves.
4. When we get out of our room we have to greet our parents and general family members with all our love.
5. If we have to get up while the others are still asleep, we have to make sure we do not disturb their slumber.
6. From when we are kids we have to make a habit of making our own beds and not expect others to do it for us.
7. After breakfast, prepare your lessons and homework, say goodbye to your parents and brothers and sisters and go to school happily.

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Manual de moral y urbanidad #21 – Del acto de acostarnos

Manual de moral y urbanidad #21 - Del acto de acostarnos

About going to bed

1. As a general life rule and taking care of our health, make it a habit to go to bed early.
2. Out of love, respect and good manners, say goodnight to you family before going to bed.
3. Pray devotedly giving thanks to God for all the good things received during the day.
4. When getting undressed we should do so honourably, even though nobody sees us. For health and morality reasons we should always wear clothes in bed.
5. Snoring and sometimes nightmares are caused by a bad position of the body. It is advisable to sleep leaning slightly to the right.
6. We must try to not disturb other people’s sleep, neither at our own home nor at someone else’s.

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Manual de moral y urbanidad #20 – Cómo debemos conducirnos dentro de la casa

Manual de moral y urbanidad #20 - Cómo debemos conducirnos dentro de la casa

How to behave at home

1. It’s necessary to have all our personal effects in perfect order, not only to be able to get to them when we need them, but also to make a good impression on our friends and family.
2. We have to take care of other people’s things like they are our own. When we return them, nobody should have to condemn us, quite the opposite they should praise our care and diligence.
3. It is a sign of good education and courtesy to go where we are invited at the time set. Unpunctuality is very unbecoming of us.
4. We have to be prepared to pay what we owe on the set date. This habit will spare us from any bad feelings, talk behind our backs and we will gain credit, esteem and respect.
5. We should have the good habit of keeping our accounts in order, to avoid critical and desperate situations.
6. At home, we should not neglect ourselves as far as clothing is concerned. It is embarassing to have someone walk into us while clothed ridiculously.

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Manual de moral y urbanidad #19 – Del aseo para con los demás

Manual de moral y urbanidad #19 - Del aseo para con los demás

About how to behave with others

Every person, no matter what his social status is, deserves respect.

1. A bad habit and terribly ill-mannered is to stand too close to the person we are speaking to. We have to keep in mind saliva and bad breath.
2. When we are in some kind of gathering we must avoid cleaning our noses.
3. Likewise, if we cannot avoid coughing or sneezing, we have to turn away.
4. If we happen to have dirty hands and we need to greet someone, we must avoid shaking hands, albeit giving the reason.
5. It is a bad habit to offer food or drink to someone if it has touched our lips, even when they are close.
6. We must never even think of spitting on the floor in front of others and later stand on it. It shows terrible education.

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Manual de moral y urbanidad #18 – Del uso del baño en general

Manual de moral y urbanidad #18 - Del uso del baño en general

About the use of the bathroom in general

1. The bathroom is where you show, first and foremost, which level of education you have. Before using it, make sure there is nobody in there. Don’t be impatient.
2. The necessities of the body are natural and necessary and to execute them require a great deal of trouble. To do it in public is typical of animals.
3. Never climb on top of the bowl, it is meant to be sat on, not to stand on.
4. Throw the used paper in the bin or the place designed to do so, never outside of it. Pour the water in the bowl by pulling the chain or similar mechanism.
5. Writing on and scratching the walls is a sign of the lowest culture and morality. To whistle and to sing when in it show little respect for others.
6. Don’t make the bathroom into a place of recreation or reading, because it is not for your exclusive personal use. Spend only the time needed in it.

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Manual de moral y urbanidad #17 – El aseo en nuestra habitación

Manual de moral y urbanidad #17 - El aseo en nuestra habitación

Keeping our room clean

Let’s not forget our house reflects our culture

1. The abode we live in, like the furniture and other objects, should always be perfectly clean.
2. The floors of every room should be clean. It’s horrible to see spittle, paper, fruit skin etc.
3. It says a lot about people who live in a house when they have the ceilings, walls, doors, windows etc. completely clean.
4. All things should be tidy and in their place.
5. Garbage should be eliminated, for avoiding flies from entering will keep us safe from a lot of diseases.
6. Our bedclothes should always be clean.

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Manual de moral y urbanidad #16 – El aseo de nuestros vestidos

Manual de moral y urbanidad #16 - El aseo de nuestros vestidos

Keeping our clothes clean

1. Our clothes should always be clean and ironed, whether we’re on the street, at school, visiting someone or at home.
2. We must make sure our clothes are never dirty nor wrinkled or torn.
3. Even if we’re of financially modest origins, we must change underwear as frequently as possible.
4. We must take care of our shoes. They should always be clean and shiny.
5. Stockings or socks should be changed daily, if possible.

Cleanliness is the elegance of the poor man

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Manual de moral y urbanidad #15 – Otros consejos sobre el aseo en nuestra persona

Manual de moral y urbanidad #15 - Otros consejos sobre el aseo en nuestra persona

More advice about our personal hygiene

1. We must never use our fingers to clean our eyes, ears, teeth and nose.
2. We must never spit on the floor.
3. It is very ill-mannered to hold your hand in front of your mouth when you have to cough, sneeze or burp. In such cases, if it’s absolutely inevitable, we must use the handkerchief.
4. A dangerous and bad habit is to lick our fingers to turn the pages of a book or notebook, for this exposes us to any kind of disease.

[Spanish saying]
Personal hygiene brings a lot of good things

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Manual de moral y urbanidad #14 – Uso del pañuelo

Manual de moral y urbanidad #14 - Uso del pañuelo

Use of the handkerchief

1. We have to use only one side of the handkerchief so that the other side will always be clean.
2. We should use a different handkerchief for the face and sweat.
3. The handkerchief should be folded thoroughly after wiping the nose, so that the dirty part ison the inside.
4. It is filthy to spit in the handkerchief, like it is to look at it after wiping the nose.
5. If by chance you should have to wipe your nose in the presence of others, I recommend you stand aside a little bit, or at least turn away.
6. Do not ever do what some people do: clean your shoes with a handkerchief.