I think eye contact is so important for good manners. When someone is talking they deserve the full attention of their audience and you only achieve that when your eyes are looking at each others. It shows that the person listening really cares about what you have to say. It also helps them pick up on nonverbal cues that they wouldn’t get otherwise. With so many distractions in today’s world I think eye contact is becoming less common, we need to make it a priority if we want to keep good manners alive.