The gentleman is the next evolutionary phase of man.
He is one who rises above the need for brute force or primal instincts to make his mark or solve his problems. His focus is in building himself (and others) up through self improvement, rather than from bringing others down.
A true gentleman will show respect to everyone around him. He will not be condescending or put anyone down, regardless of intelligence level or professional position. A man of integrity and confidence finds no use in degrading others. This especially includes women, animals, and children.
He does not compare himself or make a point to be “better” than his fellow man. His confidence is rooted within him, not in his superiority to others.
He understands others and his first instinct is to extinguish a volatile situation through the use of words and reason. The modern gentleman is one who has developed himself beyond the use of violence, but still knows how to use it if absolutely necessary, as a last resort – he will protect his family and loved ones at all costs.
A gentleman maintains his appearance. He will pay attention to how he presents himself to others. He understands that it doesn’t only show respect for himself, but also for those around him. The statement he makes through dressing well is that he is respecting others by putting effort into how he presents himself to them.
A gentleman prides himself on always learning about the world around him, and in doing so, it is natural to be wrong at times. He accepts these scenarios as learning experiences and therefore welcomes discussions and even being corrected. He has evolved past being controlled by his ego.
He shows compassion. He understands that regardless of what society tells you, emotions are not just for women. A gentleman understands that if a woman is considering something long term & building a family with, she won’t want her children raised by a statue. She will also want to be loved, taken care of, and understood.
A gentleman is chivalrous, but not just towards women – towards everyone. He maintains a lifestyle that is respectful to all, and inspires others to adopt his values through his positive actions. If he encounters negative or unappreciative responses from others, he does not let it affect him. He is a gentleman towards others because of who he is, not because of who they are.
The New Chivalry Movement is being moved forward by men and women who hold higher standards for themselves and those that they commit their time to. People who exemplify the forward progress of the human race and are leading by example.
We salute you all.
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