Hey guys, it’s time for some real talk. In a world full of negativity it’s easy to behave like a cad when you should be acting like a gentleman. But, trust me, you will feel so much better if you take the gentlemanly road. A gentleman isn’t defined by gender. I think anyone can be a gentleman. It’s a way of life and a way of conducting yourself in social situations. Whether you identify as male, female, non-binary or anything else you can be a gentleman.
The best way to be a gentleman is to be considerate of the people around you. It’s giving up your seat on the bus or holding the door open for someone whose arms are full of groceries, going out of your way to not belittle anyone because you are having a bad day, and being mindful of the things that you say when you are frustrated. Being a gentleman is not gossiping about people or making assumptions when you don’t know the whole story. Basically being a gentleman is treating other people the way you want to be treated and being ready to lend a hand whenever you can.
Sometimes it is really easy to get stuck inside your head when things aren’t going your way and you forget to be gentlemanly to other people. It’s not being vindictive or mean you just forget to be courteous because you are distracted with what’s going on in your life. Well guess what, I have a solution for you. This may sound vain but sometimes dressing up like a gentleman can help you remember to act like one.
Level One: Undercover Gentleman
If you want a reminder to not be a jerk but you don’t want to scream it out to the world then I suggest getting yourself a vest. As soon as you put one of these bad boys on you will feel ready to open doors and escort old ladies across the street. Vests instantly dress up your outfit and make you feel more polished and put together. It’s hard to want to help other people when you feel like you can barely roll out of bed. My solution is the vest.
Level Two: Low Key Gentleman
As a low key gentleman, people will notice you and instantly gravitate towards your suave and helpful aura. Add a military frock coat to you vest to achieve level two in the gentlemanly arts. Be prepared for people to ask you for directions (or your phone number) because you will look approachable and professional with a pinch of unique.
Level Three: Gentleman Supreme
It’s time to add a top hat. Top hats scream I am a gentleman. Treating people with respect and empathy will make people want to be around you. Wearing a top hat lets them identify you from afar. People will see you in your vest, frock coat and top hat and know that you are the person to ask for help. Do you know what? When you’re wearing the outfit you’ll want to help them. You’ll look good and feel good and that makes it so much easier to want to help other people.
How do you define a gentleman? Let us know in the comments below.