(R) The thesis of "The State of Courtesy", published by The Royal Bank of Canada, is that the ancient art of courtesy is not dying, but changing along with humankind, (A) because as social freedom expands over time, the societal pressure to adhere to courteous behavior has lessened. (C) When on the topic of how courtesy is in the past versus how it is now, the article states, "Over the centuries, manners have come to be practiced more and more for their own sake, and less and less under compulsion." (E) The article then lays stress on the fact that, centuries ago, manners and courtesy were one of the most important aspects of modern society. People were taught that courtesy was the key to being civilized, and being civilized was the ideal and necessary way to live. It used to be that manners were essential to social survival in civilized society. As humankind progressed, courtesy changed and became less and less mandatory. Pugnacity and hyperbole not only became more common, but more accepted by members of society. This development in the art of courtesy arose because of expanding social freedom. The world is opening up discussions on topics that before have been seen as unmentionable taboos. Things like sexuality, gender diversity, women's rights, and humans rights are becoming more popular conversations, and society is slowly starting to accept that the human population is diverse. This acceptance has led to a time where self expression is much easier, which has resulted in different personalities arising. Now, being rude or aggressive by nature is accepted. (S) This change that the art of courtesy has gone through is important because it means that courtesy is not dead, it has just adapted to allow people to self express.
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