News headlines showed the other day an outrageous scandal on a college campus. A young lady got offended by a young man because he held the door for her.
My husband had a similar experience, 12 years ago, when he held the door for a student. She got upset, telling him that she doesn’t need a man’s help, and she is not useless and incapable of opening a door. My husband’s reply was, “I come from Europe, and men are gentlemen over there, and this is how they treat women.”
A couple of hours later, she was in his one-on-one communication class, and he tailored the course and taught the students about cultural diversity. By the end of the year, the young lady who was so offended by my husband’s gesture was one of his best students.
Young women, if you don’t appreciate a well-mannered man is because of your limitations. Be open-minded, break the pattern of how you used to be treated, and surround yourself with people who respect you and motivate you to build up self-esteem.
Young men, don’t be ashamed to show polite behavior. Stand for your virtues and prove that gentlemen still exist.
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