-Manners are always nice. I know it may be cliche, but there is nothing better than someone that knows how to say please and thank you.
-Be intelligent. You may not be the smartest person in the world, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot read, learn, and take the time to be genuinely interested in things.
-Help others. See if you can do at least one good deed a day to brighten someone’s day. Compliment others. If you see someone in need, be sure to lend a helping hand, ear, or a bowl of ice cream if need be.
-“Dressing well is a form of good manners.” -Tom Ford: This may seem obvious, but first impressions are formed in seven seconds and you only have one opportunity to make that impression a lasting one.
-Ask for help. Don’t ever feel that you will be looked down upon for not knowing the answer. It takes an educated person to accept help from others.
-Do not let the world make you bitter. People will walk all over you, lie, cheat and manipulate, but what they cannot take away from you is your passion for life, strength, determination, kind heart, bravery, and courage that allows you to rise above the negativity.
Remember that sophistication is not in the clothes that you wear, the money in your bank account, or the degree hanging on your wall. Sophistication is about knowing who you are, where you are going, and not letting anyone stop you from accomplishing those goals.