In Search of an Honourable Man
From a recent comment thread on TP, About War and Duels, and concerning young men going to war:
I can add that not having battle experience was a good way not to find a wife willing to marry you in the first place, because you had not yet proven yourself to be brave and reliable, and who would want a man not brave and reliable? (V. V.)
I noted that brave and reliable men are difficult to find these days, and sighed.
In the modern age, “going to war” is of course entirely different than in former times. Instead of taking up sword and shield, and defending one’s ancestral lands against invaders, going to war now means enrolling oneself into a National Armed Force and taking orders from the political leaders of your Zionist Occupied Government to invade sovereign nations in foreign lands. No disrespect to the men and women of our military, as I know it still requires bravery on a personal level to commit oneself to this…but obviously it is an entirely different thing than in times past.
War is not what I wish to discuss here, instead I want to examine the qualities of man.
To me, my father is the ultimate prototype of the honourable man. I feel tremendously privileged to be able to say that. He is calm and patient. Good-natured and kind. Hard-working and reliable. The embodiment of honesty and integrity. Wise and thoughtful. A craftsman, a perfectionist. Open and welcoming. Knowledgeable and informative. Loving and expressive. Never have I seen him angry or frustrated.
He built a road to my grandfather’s land, dug the foundation, and with the help of my grandfather, uncle and brother, built our family home with his own hands and finished it, inside and out. The yard is a lovely park enveloped by hardwood forest.
Last weekend he helped me lay a concrete patio in my yard. He is awesome. ❤
When my best friend met my father, and gave him a hug before we left for town, she said something to the effect of, “You make it really tough for the men in Janice’s life,” she laughed. “You set the bar pretty high!”
It is true. One has to have standards…and for me, it is important that when I have children, they must be able to feel the same way about their father as I feel about my father. To look up to him as an example of all that is good and honourable.
Does such a man even exist today?