7 tips for good behavior, circa 1500 C.E.
Desiderius Erasmus was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian. According to Erasmus, if you wished to promote good social interaction, you should not:
2. Tell unkind stories
4. Indulge in self-display
5. Seek to defeat others in argument
6. Interrupt people when they tell a story
7. Be too inquisitive
Well, I can now see why I am a bit of a social leper. On the upside, no one has ever accused me of being too inquisitive. On a final note, I think we should add one more rule, "Don't eat your friend's face."