I don’t make resolutions for the new year, I make changes. This year I’m going to bring back the gentleman. Today, society is fraught with every genre of man possible: Emo, Hipster, Punk, Goth, Bro, Dude, Gangsta and the list goes on and on…
The real issue with these monikers and genres is they can be tailored to whomever claims to belong to that crowd.
A gentleman, however is not a custom piece clothing, although gentlemen are known to wear tailored garments.
No, a gentleman according to dictionary.com is:
gen·tle·man [jen-tl-muhn] Show IPA noun, plural -men.
2. (used as a polite term) a man: Do you know that gentlemanover there?
3. gentlemen, (used as a form of address): Gentlemen, pleasecome this way.
4. a civilized, educated, sensitive, or well-mannered man: Hebehaved like a true gentleman.
I’d like to call your attention to #4 a civilized, educated, sensitive, or well-mannered man. I’m going to format this page to accept posts and contributions from gentlemen who believe in the cause, not for notoriety but because it is the right thing to do.