- THE QUALITIES THAT I LIKE MOST IN MEN
- MY IDEA OF A GENTLEMAN
Outline: Introduction kindness – courtesy – humour – unselfishness and helpfulness – chivalry – tolerance – sincerity and loyalty – conclusion.
There are several qualities that make a man lovable. One of the most important of these is kindliness. Everyone appreciates a person who is gentle and kind. Kindliness springs from selflessness, a sort of consideration for others’ feelings.
Courtesy is another quality for which a man is liked wherever he goes. Rude and tactless people will be shunned and disliked. They will find themselves unable to make friends.
Humour is a quality which is not very common. A sense of humour helps to make life pleasant. No one can be humorous unless he is cheerful. Smiling and cheerful people are much sought after. They are like a ray of sunshine in people’s lives. In their presence troubles vanish and the world becomes a better to place to live in.
Selflessness and helpfulness are other qualities which I like and admire a great deal. The unselfish man has no thought to spare for himself. He works for the welfare of others. He goes out of his way to help people get out of their difficulties or to lessen their distress.
Chivalry is another quality which is admirable but rather rare nowadays. Chivalry makes a man defend the case of the weak and opposed. In a world where might is right, chivalry is sorely missed.
Tolerance, or the quality which makes us put up with the defects of others, is also an uncommon quality. Fault-finding and criticism are very common. So the tolerant man is as rare as a precious gem.
Sincerity and loyalty to one’s friends are qualities to be much admired. Never allowing our friends to be attacked, either in their presence or in their absence, shows how loyal we are to them. Sincerity makes us straightforward in speech and action. We will not stoop to meanness of any kind. Lastly a strict sense of justice is an admirable quality. It makes us ensure that no harm is done, that no one is treated unfairly or unjustly, it will make us burn at the knowledge of injustice and we shall never be able to rest until justice is done to those who are wronged.
To my mind to be a real man, a thorough gentleman, one must necessarily possess each of the above mentioned qualities in good measure.