Etiquette is defined as the rules of social, religious, or professional conduct. It is clear from this definition that adapted etiquette may mean different things to different people. For example, in Japan one cannot enter house wearing shoes used outside. Similar, one has to leave shoes in front of a mosque.
Etiquette makes our lives more orderly but also complicates it to a certain extent. Members of social, religious, or professional groups are obliged to behave in a certain manner, and if too many rules are broken such members can be expelled from a group. In the past, rebellious behavior contributed to evolutionary changes in our societies but today rebellious behavior may frequently be the reason that somebody is not selected for job or approved by immigration officer, or even get visa to foreign country without knowing what the real reason was.
Considering that the selected rules of conduct are different in various geographic locations we have to study them before we go to succeed in our goals. This guide shows similarities and differences in behavior between person leaving inside and outside of North America, Western Europe and Australia.
We are leaving in century where many rules are not followed by some who do not realize that this lack of adherence produces negative impact on their lives that they are complaining about. Many of the so-called "racists” behaviors are simply cultural misunderstandings which when corrected make our life and life of other people more fulfilling. As in old saying: "When in Paris - do as the Parisians do."