These days popular sociological theories tend to adhere to the view that there is really not that much that separates human beings from animals – we are still savages merely reformed ones. This seems to be at face value quite reductionist but also inherently false. There are, it seems, several aspects of humanity that make us distinctly different from animals – our higher senses, self-awareness and interpersonal skills put us at the top of the biological totem pole. But the way we treat and behave around each other also factors into who we really are. In the civilized world, this would be simply called Etiquette. Etiquette is basically a certain intangible benchmark that governs or dictates acceptable or appropriate standards or norms of social behavior.