"If you cannot be good, we should at least try to be polite" said N. Steinhardt in his Journal of happiness,but we have tried to prove that the idea of politeness is deeply related to the historical context.The article also analyses the tendencies of the Romanian public discourses in relation to other Europeanand non- European habits of communication. The conclusion of this study is that politeness is deeplyrelated to the definition the cultural identity."If we cannot be good, we should at least try to be polite." N. Steinhardt (Journal of Happiness
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