By Levern Allen
Co-Chair, CommUNITY Living Committee
It’s hard to believe that it has been 18 months since the CommUNITY Living Committee decided to focus on the joys and challenges of living through an initiative called “Choosing Civility.” We have presented several opportunities for residents, staff, and visitors to learn, practice, and develop behaviors that promote harmonious living. We used emojis to introduce you to the 12 Principles of Considerate Conduct. Many of you listened and made changes in the way you solve a problem. Others have adopted meaningful quotes that appear on your door or shelf. We have partnered with one group and presented at others to get this message out. Thank you for your time, attention and discussion on many of the 12 Principles.
Shortly after World War II, the world received Emily Post and her guidelines to etiquette. Our next step will introduce “Miss Emily P. Riderwood.” She will have much to say about the 12 Principles of Considerate Conduct and how one might internalize them. After all, what we are doing is just “one step beyond the Golden Rule” (Daniel Buccino). Begin looking for her on Riderwood TV Channel 972, and later, in person, around campus. Let’s all join together to be good neighbors and make Riderwood a great community.