This is one of the best things I have ever read. I am not kidding people…GO READ IT!
I am spoiled. I am surrounded by the kind of men who exemplify what she speaks of. I see it constantly in my life. I see it in the men I have met through this blog. I am married to that kind of man. A chivalrous one. I work with that kind of man. I am trained by that kind of man. I am not a child. I am not mesmerized by shiny objects. The men in my life are not perfect. Whether you realize it or they do, I am aware of the dings in their armor, but the core of who they, that shines through so brightly, it is blinding.
Of course, Brigid’s words speak to so much more than just the individual. If you don’t understand why, you might be part of the problem.
Chivalry isn’t dead. I see it all around me, but it is becoming increasingly more difficult to find. Our society is intentionally raising men (and women) to have less and less character and then when there is nothing left but empty shells of what amounts to nothing more than lost potential, those same people scratch their heads and wonder why. I say look in the mirror people. Take a long hard look. You are wimpfying our country and eventually it is going do more than just make it difficult to find a mate or a good employee or boss or friend. Soon it is going to destroy us. The results are getting harder and harder to ignore.
Chivalry is not easily defined, but it is obvious when one encounters someone who has it and it is also obvious when someone is lacking it.