I thought I would provide some information around a couple things regarding the Today’s Gentleman site and International Be a Gentleman (BaG) day in FAQ style.
Q: Is this a commercial enterprise?
A: No, it isn’t. Beyond a very small margin gained through the sale of any merchandise to cover site costs no money is changing hands here. Nor am I asking anyone for money. (To date the venture has cost me a little money)
Q: What does this Verus Ab Integritate mean?
A: Not that I’m a student of latin, but the translation is roughly “one of true integrity” – which I think is very gentlemanly.
Q: Why did you choose the 22nd February as BaG day?
A: It is the birthdate of a man whom I admire greatly, a man who was a gentleman of his time. George Washington; the first president of the United States, a key influence and visionary for the foundation of a nation, and a Freemason. Beyond being a personal exemplar of an upright man for me, the day has nothing to do with Washington’s nationality, politics or religion (or anyone’s).
Q: Will you be running BaG day next year?
A: Yes, we will run this every year with the hope that it positively influences those who are open to it.
Q: Are you a perfect gentleman?
A: Absolutely not, I am not sure I know many who are. I am an imperfect man, who has made mistakes and learnt from them. I try to be the best I can be and always learn new things.
Q: Do you think King Kong would really win in a fight with Godzilla?
A: I certainly hope so… certainly hope so.