What does chivalry mean and is it still around? Let us first take a look at the meaning of chivalry in our Webster Dictionary.
Chivalry-1. The combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, especially courage, honor, courtesy, justice and a readiness to help the weak. 2. Courteous behavior, especially that of a man toward women.
Daily Wisdom Word Meaning-1. The behavior of men towards women showing respect towards them. Chivalry goes both ways. Women can also treat a man with courteous behavior.
A lot of people ask if chivalry is dead. I believe it is not. If we expect a man to treat us like a woman, then we need to treat them like a man. Chivalry is a two way street. We cannot expect a man to bend over backwards for us if we are not willing to do the same. Chivalry was much more popular in the years that have gone by.
Women’s rights and the feminist movement have, for some reason, helped with putting chivalry in days gone by. This really is sad because women, or at least myself, really appreciate chivalry from a man. If you look at the Webster Definition, Chivalry means the basics of how any individual would treat another person. This is why chivalry should not be dead.
Chivalry I believe is not dead, just in need of stimulation. Men need to be aware that a woman appreciates the fact that a man has gone out of his way to open a car door for a woman. Chivalry means showing a basic respect towards an individual, and being a good and noble person.
As a society, we can agree that certain types of behavior are better than others. It is for instance better to hold the door open for a woman than slam it in her face. It is better to give up your seat to someone in need, than stand and allow them to suffer.
This is the true meaning of chivalry to me. Thank you so much for reading daily wisdom words today. Have a beautiful and blessed day.