BEING A GENTLEMAN
It is a lifestyle one must live and not simply perform, when needed. The concept of what defines a “Gentleman” has become a pervasive topic in all sorts of men’s magazines, advertising campaigns and random conversations. However, it could also be perceived, that along the way, it has lost its identity. Historically speaking, the title was not originally based on the action of a man, rather, it was a given birthright.
Nonetheless, 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 CONTEMPORARY
- Unswerving loyalty
- Exquisite manners
- Impeccable elegance
- Sense of humour
THE NEED OF GENTLEMANLINESS
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.
MAN VERSUS GENTLEMAN
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 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.