Decorum is underrated
Years ago, traveling on an airliner or going to a movie was considered a special occasion. Yes, people actually dressed up to see a feature film and fly on a plane. And it's sorely missed. Manners and civility aren't promoted too often in today's culture, though. Turn a TV on and we see the exact opposite. Entire movies are written around the premise of gluttony, slothfulness and poor manners. But this can be changed just by showing decorum on a daily basis. People notice. When we go into a bank, for example, and see the bank official dressed up, we tend to feel more confident in their abilities and by extension, their institution. Dressing the part when we're at special occasions can impact how people perceive us as well. Decorum and respectful manners don't have to be a traits of a bygone era. It's especially encouraging to see young people applying these things in society. How we carry and conduct ourselves matters.
1 Timothy 4:12 "Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."
And just because we have to, at times, be in the company of those who don't apply these principles, doesn't mean we have to be influenced by them.
1 Corinthians 15:33 "Do not be deceived: 'Bad company ruins good morals.'"
So much has changed in our society over the past 20 years or so. In fact, we're commanded in the bible to be good examples in our behavior, above all, as Christians.
Matthew 5:16 "In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."
We're instructed to set a good example by the best teacher of all.
And how we dress affects how we act (especially in the workplace). Further reading...
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