Is it okay to feel superior to someone else? In this video, I answer this question with examples and toward the end, I explain why we have this need to feel superior and what we can do to make it go away. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st2BVpqyvvw Also watch a related video on Respect and Discrimination. This post is … Continue reading Are feelings of superiority okay?
In this video, I talk about four layers of one's being that make up a gentleman -- or any man worth his salt for that matter. As we stand in the core, the very substance of a man, the most inner layer is his character and looking outward, we see the other layers: the body, … Continue reading Character, Body, Clothes and Behavior
I'd like to present a new project of mine, something that I've been thinking about and planning for a while. It's called "The Elegant Gentleman", and it's going to be a journey on which I'll hope you'll join me, where we will explore clothes, manners and the finer things in life, in the search for … Continue reading Introducing “The Elegant Gentleman”
I'm relieved to see that airlines are finally taking action against smelly passengers -- by deplaning them. Jazz Air, a Canada Air subsidiary, did just that on 2/6, after wasting 15-20 minutes searching for the source of a sorely offending odor, then finding it to be a filthy man. I applaud them for having the … Continue reading Smelly passengers booted off planes, finally
I'm starting to think one of the things that's missing in the US these days is an emphasis on manners -- particularly things to do or not to do in public. In the past, books on manners were widely read, but these days, I think I'm pretty safe in assuming manners are not on people's … Continue reading Perhaps some PSAs on manners are in order?
One of the many wonderful comedies made during the Great Depression, Theodora Goes Wild explores a young woman's quest for freedom in a society where tight constraints are the norm. The film's humorous and entertaining look at some of the hang-ups of the period is a very fun way to spend about 90 minutes. Interestingly … Continue reading Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
Logged into my Technorati account late last week to check my profile settings, and guess what I saw on my photo page? Granted, the message wasn't for me, it was for every Technorati user, but I thought it was hilarious nonetheless: For the benefit of those of you that can't see the image above, let … Continue reading Technorati’s new photo message