If her ideal man were a painting, a woman would brush him to perfection all her life, and still quite wouldn’t be finished at 60.
While you can never be perfect, there are a few qualities that can shape you to become a polished young man.
Mrs. Humphry Ward, prominent novelist of the 1920’s wrote an essay titled ‘Manners for Men’, which has served as the apotheosis for The Complete man since ages.
Here’s a youthfully version of the qualities, for today’s men.
Men should be reliable as rocks, measured in every action, dependable in the small as well as large affairs of life, kind, affectionate and well-loved in their homes.
Experience The World
Experience is the biggest teacher that lived ever. A man who has known poverty and riches, good and bad will emerge as gold from the furnace of experience.
A Little Bit Of Humor
What would life be without humor. Imagine breakfast, lunch and dinner would be the same, all through your life, were it not for humor. It brightens life and gives a bit of fun.
Don’t Be Ill-bred Even At Home
If you can’t practice good manners at home, how can you expect to apply them socially without fail? Not keeping personal hygiene or a good appearance are bad manners too. Don’t be negligent about these at home, for instance having unkempt hair and wearing shoddy home-clothes, spreading clutter in the house, being late for dinner and keeping the whole family waiting, etc. are all traits of the ill-bred man.
Respect The Women In Your Family
Don’t be brusque and disagreeable at home, while you go about painting a charming picture of yourself to the whole town. Be chivalrous to the women in your family, and don’t use foul language at home. Don’t be rough to your servants, rude to your mother, or irritable with your siblings.
By imbibing these qualities, you will be a respected figure in your family, and even outside. You’ll be loved by your sisters for your boyish spirit, your father will miss you for your pleasant companionship, and your mother will miss you for your warm heart.
Arrange by dearJulius.com Team