There are two special characteristics displayed by a man that truly set him apart as a gentleman—he should have a keen awareness of others, and he should demonstrate a sense of protection toward others who are weaker than he is.
A few practical examples of this might be:
- Taking only 1 or 2 slices of pizza at a time and waiting until everyone else has had their fill prior to returning for more.
- Slowing his pace to walk beside his mother, sister or any lady and gesturing for her to enter ahead of him.
- Ensuring that everyone feels welcomed to participate in conversations.
- Speaking up in defense if anyone is insulting another person with negative words or actions.
Let's teach our young men to place others before themselves and to develop a strong sense of self-control that displays consideration for others. It's simple, yet it requires a calm, repetitive voice as well as a positive role model.
Please take a moment to share your experiences of when your husband, son or any man has behaved like a gentleman!