In: Business and Management. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; never be conceited. Repay no one evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble n the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends upon you, live peaceably with all. Introduction In our life, there will be people we run across that will not like us no matter what we do.
This phrase derives from a medieval Latin phrase which is attributed to St Ambrose. St Ambrose was the bishop of Milan and he lived in the fourth century AD. He wrote this proverb in AD. Literally, the proverb means that when you are in Rome, you should act like the Romans. Thus, though in the original phrase, St Ambrose referred specifically to Rome, the proverb is most usually used in a more general sense. However, the proverb also has a more general moral sense. It is polite and respectful to observe local customs and do as locals do.
The Origin of the Saying 'When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do'
You may have even used the phrase yourself a few times, and yet, like most other phrases, traditions or customs that have been handed down, not many people know its origins. Well, along with numerals, engineering and worship, we owe the creation of this phrase to ancient Rome. It was here that the phrase came to be, with help from Saint Augustine and Ambrose. At this time, an early Christian saint, named Saint Augustine, moved to Milan to take the role of a professor of rhetoric. He found the place different from his previous Rome church, as they did not do fast on Saturdays.
He advises that people should follow the traditional customs and decency of country where they choose to live. The knowledge about culture and customs of another country bring many benefits for immigrants. They can know the positive things they should do and the negative things they must avoid.