“Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.” – Theodore Roosevelt
In a day where chivalry is seen as a barbaric sentiment of the past, it is ever so important to remember that courage is onle one of many marks of a Gentleman.
Courtesy takes a special kind of bravery. To do what is right, and to treat others as you want to be treated is not easy, but it is important and correct. Courtesy is vital for a civilization to continue and for a society to better itself. If the upcoming generation doesn’t see courtesy modeled regularly, then there is little hope for that society to continue to positively affect the civilization.
Moreover, almost any person can erupt and stand up in a situation where they have been wronged, but too many men never write a simple thank you note to those who have given to you or helped you. Now is as good a time as any to resurrect those acts of courtesy and to start going to extra mile to let people see your gratitude, care, and thoughtfulness.