9 Oct

The gentleman knows when to forgive, and when to not, when to conciliate and when to confront – even at the risk of rudeness. It is this wisdom that is worth reflecting upon. The gentleman is more than a bowler hat, a social class, or an archaic title. It is a way of life. To be a gentleman is to be polite, but not passive; to be graceful, but with guts. Within the gentleman’s elegant velvet glove can be found an iron fist. There is nothing old-fashioned about managing our boundaries and limits with others with grace and forgiveness first and only with confrontation second. Modern life may not be about upbraiding street urchins and rapscallions, but the gentleman can still find his place.


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