Every gentleman is well aware of his appearance, and his surroundings. But can a gentleman become too self-concerned, and loose him self in the process? Throughout our day we are faced with questions about our self and integrity, which should later define us in the process. The contemporary gent should always be well aware of him self, and most certainly be aware the decisions the he makes throughout the progress of defining him self. In order to give you a guideline to some traits, that will keep you above waters, and in the end hopefully to find your end goal. The best guideline out there, which can be found, was one i read some time ago, and made me realize, that “been a man” is a fluent concept, and most certainly an individual process. The gentleman has been lost in translation over the past years, and certainly in my generation. The common conception of the man has been alternated, and the perception has to been alternated in order to still have pertinent in society. If your dad did not thought you have to act, and maybe puberty was a bit late – here is what you may have been seeking.
We’ve all seen and perhaps grown tired of guides and lists that are ripe with tedious clichés and full of humdrum regurgitated meme wisdom. For that very reason, in collaboration with CNBC’s John Carney (@Carney) here is a fresh and hopefully thoughtful look at what it means to be a man today.
- Stop talking about where you went to college.
- Always carry cash. Keep some in your front pocket.
- Rebel from business casual. Burn your khakis and wear a suit or jeans.
- It’s okay to trade the possibility of your 80s and 90s for more guaranteed fun in your 20s and 30s.
- If you are handling a small white baggy in a bathroom stall, face away from an open toilet. (This was censored from the original article)
- The best public restrooms are in hotels: The St. Regis in New York, Claridge’s in London, The Fullerton in Singapore, to name a few.
- Never stay out after midnight three nights in a row… Unless something really good comes up on the third night.
- You will regret your tattoos.
- Never date an ex of your friend.
- Join Twitter; become your own curator of information.
- If riding the bus doesn’t incentivize you to improve your station in life, nothing will.
- Time is too short to do your own laundry.
- When the bartender asks, you should already know what you want to drink.
- If you perspire, wear a damn undershirt.
- You don’t have to like baseball, but you should understand the concept of what a pitcher’s ERA means. Approach life similarly.
- When people don’t invite you to a party, you really shouldn’t go. And sometimes even when you are invited, you shouldn’t go.
- People are tired of you being the funny, drunk guy.
- When in doubt, always kiss the girl.
- Tip more than you should.
- You probably use your cell phone too often and at the wrong moments.
- Buy expensive sunglasses. Superficial? Yes, but so are the women judging you. And it tells these women you appreciate nice things and are responsible enough not to lose them.
- If you want a nice umbrella, bring a sh*tty one to church.
- Do 50 push-ups, sit-ups, and dips before you shower each morning.
- Eat brunch with friends at least every other weekend. Leave Rusty and Junior at home.
- Be a regular at more than one bar.
- Act like you’ve been there before. It doesn’t matter if it’s in the end zone at the Super Bowl or on a private plane.
- A glass of wine or two with lunch will not ruin your day.
- It’s better if old men cut your hair. Ask for Sammy at the Mandarin Oriental Barbershop in Hong Kong. He can share his experiences of the Japanese occupation, or just give you a copy of Playboy.
This list is not the whole list in it’s entirety.
The character traits of a man is stille as relevant today as it has been several years ago, and being a man is accessible, and can be implemented in every state of your life.