Beeing Civil: (Social Skills/Self-Acceptance) There are the skills that made it possible for small bands of humans to become communities and countries. These skills are what made it possible for Civilization to occur. These skills are as necessary today as they were 6,000 years ago. The story Beeing Civil, concentrates on the need for us to be polite, courteous and respectful of others. In our society, these skills are necessary to avoid conflict and to encourage friendship.