If we meet & I say “Hi”, that’s a salutation.

If you ask me how I feel, that’s consideration.

If we stop & talk a while, that’s a conversation.

If we understand each other, that’s communication.

If we argue, scream & fight, that’s an altercation.

If we later apologize, that’s reconciliation.

If we help each other home, that’s cooperation.

… and all these actions added up, make civilization.

By Shel Silverstein