Being a Gentleman in the XXI century
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a Gentleman is defined as such: “A man in whom gentle birth is accompanied by appropriate qualities and behaviour; hence, in general, a man of chivalrous instincts and fine feelings.”
However, the word has gone from a description of someone’s class status to a short hand for ‘decent guy’ who believes that a Gentleman is simply someone who opens the door for a Lady.
But being a Gentleman today has little to do with birth, knowing how to tie a bowtie, helping a Lady put own her coat, or even dining etiquette. In our century, the term Gentleman is really based on a man’s morality and honour and devoting his life to a superior standard of conduct and values.
10 VALUES OF A TRUE GENTLEMAN
- Unswerving loyalty
- Exquisite manners
- Impeccable elegance
- Sense of humour
Because, no matter how much the world, or our society changes, certain truths remain unchanged and the desire of gentlemanliness persists to convert, somehow, social individuality and self-centeredness into a world with right values and attitudes towards others which will make this world a better place to be in.
“In a world full of trends,
a true Gentleman will always remain
a timeless classic.”
And so, being a Gentleman in the XXI century is about, honestly and sincerely, being a good-hearted person, chivalrous towards women, with a set of Values that will differentiate him from those of just being a Man.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MAN AND A GENTLEMAN
- A MAN compels. A GENTLEMAN inspires.
- A MAN imposes his mark. A GENTLEMAN strives to leave a mark.
- A MAN accepts a favour. A GENTLEMAN returns the favour.
- A MAN fits into the box. A GENTLEMAN thinks outside the box.
- A MAN says “Sorry”. A GENTLEMAN says “Pardon Me”.
- A MAN takes the necessary steps. A GENTLEMAN takes ”the” extra step.