Manners Matter

Someone once said manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. In all part of their lives, children with great manners have a great advantage. They able to make friends better, get along better and respect their teachers, and are able to go on far in life as manners is one essential element that a person has to obtain in life. There are many ways to give your child this life-long gift. First up, being a parent yourself, you have to show a good example towards your children of being someone with manners. The children are watching and “recording”, whether in the home, car, work even on vacation. Recommended Successful Person’s Story: Datuk Vinod Sekhar When you show your kids how to treat people nicely with respect, they will follow your actions and learn on what is right and wrong, since actions speak louder than words. You could even provide kids what they want only when they use manners. For example, when my daughters, Tanya and Charissa come up to me asking for something that they could have, I always make sure they say “Please” and “Thank You”. Reminding them every time to say these words, and to talk politely will make them remember that they are even supposed to talk the same way towards outsiders as well. See Also Inspiring Ideas To The World: Green Rubber Global Moving on, to put in good manners into your children, you should never speak to them in anger or end up scolding them. Because if...

Datuk Vinod Sekhar – Everything About the Life, Make it Meaningful.

There is enough money in the world to go around. We live in such a good environment, have good job opportunities, a decent education system in the country, state-of-the-art medical facilities and an abdundance of culture that is so uniquely Malaysian. So should we be so selfish and just think ourselves alone? There are still lots of people going hungry and dying in other parts of the world, so we should do something about this, should we not? This poignant question from Datuk Vinod Sekhar, the Group CEO of the Petra Group, and a chief proponent of social capitalism is indeed thought provoking. Vinod Sekhar believes in capitalism. He believes that everyone has a right to pursue wealth in a legal and professional manner. However, once that pursuit of wealth has been attained, mankind should turn his attention to living a life that is fair to his fellow man. Capitalists, Vinod says, should always strive to increase the middle class numbers, so that the majority can have better purchasing power. This will ultimately ensure that the capitalist also has a growing middle class in which to offer his products and services. The creation of wealth is crucial, and we must encourage the government to create the opportunity, he says. Vinod says that by giving, he received a lot more than he gave. Having created wealth, he could afford a nice house, luxury car and more. And, he could afford to give out more. “One does not have to be socialist to give to others. One can have everything and share the excess with others. Imagine if everyone is doing...