3/10/14

The pursuit of being a Better Man.



For some reason, most men who are not willing to follow the path of chivalry reduce being a Gentleman to “sucking up to women”. I cannot agree with this, to the point that I find it offensive.

True, most women find gentlemen more attractive than your average man. True, a large part of being a gentleman is treating women like Ladies. But thinking that impressing women is the final goal of being a Gentleman is almost insulting.

Why do you say that?, you might ask
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“Being a Gentleman is about impressing women” as an ultimate goal means that a boy does not need to be a Gentleman.

“Being a Gentleman is about impressing women” as an ultimate goal means that a married man does not need to be a Gentleman.

“Being a Gentleman is about impressing women” as an ultimate goal means that a gay man does not need to be a Gentleman.

“Being a Gentleman is about impressing women” as an ultimate goal means I have no need to be a Gentleman to anyone other than an attractive woman.

Being a Gentleman is NOT about impressing women, but about being a Better Man. The fact that Ladies find a Better Man more impressive than your average man is just a bonus.