Good advice from 1500 AD:

In De Civilitate Morum Puerilium Libellus: A Handbook on Good Manners for Children, Erasmus gave seven tips about how to behave yourself around other people. He wrote this list around 1500 A.D., and his advice has a long shelf life.

According to Erasmus, you should not …

1. gossip

2. tell unkind stories

3. boast

4. indulge in self-display

5. seek to defeat others in argument

6. interrupt people when they tell a story

7. be too inquisitive