by angela kozma
The only commandments we need are:
1. Be friendly with others.
2. Treat women respectfully
3. Don't be a dick!
I think that about gets it.
If you actually must have a list to remind you not to lie, steal, and kill, then you may have a dangerous psychological problem. Social and cultural knowledge-as well as accent is innate. We automatically learn it growing up. No list is ever necessary. "Don't be a dick" pretty much covers everything, doesn't it.
Not everyone is that smart. Sometimes you have to define the term "dick."
When I was teaching high school, some of the other teachers wold pass out a long list of rules for their classroom. I never saw the need and would tell the students that I only had one rule. Treat each other as ladies and gentlemen. Enough said. I rarely had a problem.