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basic decency

Common, everyday courtesy, respect, and politeness that is expected and assumed by social convention. Please have the basic decency to at least consult me before you make some extravagant purchase. It is an assumed basic decency that you should help someone if they are in distress.
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common decency

Common, everyday courtesy, respect, and politeness that is expected and assumed by social convention. Please have the common decency to at least consult me before you make some extravagant purchase. It is just common decency that you should help someone if they are in distress.
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You can cultivate Li in yourself and others by practicing thoughtful behaviors and extending decencies to your colleagues.
One step that each of us can take every day is to reflect on what drives our interactions with others and determine the small changes we can make to incorporate more workplace decencies into our daily interactions.
Third are the decencies of benevolence, which involve manifesting goodwill and noble intentions toward other human beings and having a positive concern for them.
These common moral decencies express general principles and rules.
The common moral decencies refer to how we relate to others.