Kingdom Come: Restoration
They're deceived. They're calling wrong right and right wrong.
Mostly, they wanted to be loved. They wanted to be heard and understood. They wanted to be included and express their true selves without limitations. They wanted to matter. But you wouldn't let them. No! You restricted them and called them names. You tried to control them. They asked you to stop. They asked nicely, but you ignored it. They knocked on your doors, but you didn't answer. They cried out upon deaf ears. They filled up streets and city blocks, and they marched until finally they said forget it! They snatched their rights and it was beautiful. They tasted freedom until their stomachs swelled. They consumed so much that they became drunk. Some were lawless. Others were lawyers. Some became a threat to the system that enslaved them. Others became a threat to themselves. A lot gained, but much lost. Lord, help us. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done.
You can't put a Band-Aid on a tumor and expect it to go away. Society is sick. It's time to stop self-medicating and masking the pain with the wrong solutions. We can't keep disregarding societal issues hoping they'll just go away, or leave them up to someone else to fix. Quit saying it's not your problem. That's the problem. It is your problem. These issues are collectively our issues. If you don't take personal responsibility, then you can take personal blame. Regardless of class, race, sex or religion, we're all a part of the bigger picture. We're in this thing together.
We live in an era of reduced sensitivity. Some folks think thoughtfulness is something somewhere in their grandma's jewelry box. They think chivalry is fancy silverware. Every day we face unsettling humans with ill attitudes; lack of manners, sense of entitlement and people who believe etiquette is irrelevant in our lifetime. Too many times, we react to life's confrontations negatively and end up missing the beauty in moments meant for us. Society is sick. Gentlewoman is half of the cure. The other half is up to you.
The truth won't hurt you-it'll heal you.
You're a Girl by birth, a Woman by maturity and a Lady by choice
Politeness is considered offensive. Some women call it degrading to have a door held open for them by a man. Simple smiles are seen as disingenuous. A compliment is desperation. They're calling chivalry thirst now.
THIRST /TH rst/ noun: A relentless and unhealthy desire of needing something or someone to the degree of embarrassment. Thirst has a detestable scent no perfume can mask, and no shower can rinse. Thirst causes a dinner date to look like a rehearsal dinner. Thirst is unmistakable.
Chivalry is the most basic form of respect. It's a gesture that's authentic and has no ulterior motives. It's a gesture that says, "I acknowledge your presence." It's a gesture that says, "I know three guys tried to talk to you on the way to work. I don't want your phone number. I just want to say good morning to brighten up your day." It's not overbearing. It doesn't expect anything. It should make you feel appreciated and valued. Chivalry comes from a pure and honest place, and it desires nothing in return. You can say thank you.
YOUR MANNERS WILL REVEAL YOUR CHARACTER
Etiquette is a social contract that far too many violate and refuse to sign. While powerful women are busy running for president, men are frantically running from powerful women. The complex and often beautiful intricacies of a Lady are being devalued and degraded. It's tragic that a woman's femininity coupled with tenacity sparks confusion. Some men don't know how to accept nor deal with a woman's worth and prestige. You're called derogatory names in order to regulate your gender. It's