Guide to Conduct and...


Guide to Conduct and Ceremony

Part 1. General Propriety

Chapter 16. The Public and Public Facilities and Services

Section 2. Appropriate Manners for the Public

1. It is important for one to realize that one is part of the public and to bear in mind that one's words and behavior always affect the public; one should therefore act accordingly.
2. When participating in an organization, one should strictly observe the public regulations of that association.
3. When in a public place, one should observe the regulations of that place. One needs to be punctual and sit in an orderly manner, not disturbing other people through private conversation or disorderly behavior.
4. During a public meeting, one should strictly observe the rules of the meeting. If one wishes to speak, then one should ask permission to do so, and people should speak in due order.
5. When speaking in public, always use the courteous forms of speech.
6. When making a choice in responding to a situation where public gain or loss is involved, one should handle that choice with a clear sense of right and wrong and always put the public first.
7. When one has responsibility for public safety, one must, despite any risk, fulfill that responsibility.
8. One must responsibly do the work of public business the best one can, whether it is large or small.
9. One must venerate highly those who have dedicated themselves to public service.
10. Do not state as true unconfirmed facts to the public.
11. When one discovers something that will be beneficial to the public, one must act upon it as best as one can without procrastination.