In times past you may have been relatively safe by picking a Gentleman by the cut of his clothes, his pedigree or his accoutrements.
Now, I believe, that being a Gentleman is much more an internal state of mind rather than being related to social class, wealth or a family name. Therefore, it has become a little harder to pick.
So how do you pick a Gentleman?
He is the one who:
- although he knows himself well, is not consumed with himself, and is always looking to the welfare and comfort of others
- never gives his word lightly, it is his bond
- is never arrogant, he understands that he has much to learn from others
- is controlled in his conduct, until injustice or cruelty forces his hand
These are the type of men I wish to associate with, these are the type of men we all need in our lives and in society now, a society where arrogance, competitiveness, profiteering, intolerance, dishonesty and cynicism seem to be the accepted norm.