The modern gentleman
A chivalrous, courteous, or honorable man.
Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.
Some say chivalry is dead, but that’s a bogus statement. Although it’s not a widespread trend today, there are still plenty of true gentlemen in our society. Still, there’s room for improvement.
With independent women growing in appreciation by the day, chivalry has become less common. It’s not necessarily because men don’t want to cater to women, but are discouraged because so many resist it all.
The story should be about how true gentlemen aren’t allowed to be their true selves without denial or interference from the public. Society itself simply doesn’t care for the formality of things anymore, unless it’s standing for the national anthem. Long-lasting marriages are diminishing by the season and so is the expectation for each man to be a true gentleman.
Reinventing the modern gentleman needs to be a team effort. We need our women to continue being phenomenal, independent women while also allowing men to be themselves.