Views & Essays Archive

  • Any attitude or behavior that connotes that women might require to be catered to and/or protected in specific instances is a form of BS.

    Chivalry: The B.S. Debate – Part 2

    Any attitude or behavior that connotes that women might require to be catered to and/or protected in specific instances is a form of BS.

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  • Every time I board a train, I see him. And he annoys me. He’s in his 20s, he has his sunglasses on, cap pulled down, and iPod in. And he’s sitting on the seat reserved for elderly or special needs passengers.

    The Strength Of Civility

    Every time I board a train, I see him. And he annoys me. He’s in his 20s, he has his sunglasses on, cap pulled down, and iPod in. And he’s sitting on the seat reserved for elderly or special needs passengers.

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  • From those who have been given much, much is required. Warriors have been given specific training in martial arts and in the knowledge of self-defense. Hopefully they have also been instructed in ways to not only be able to defend themselves, but also to use their martial arts skills to defend others. Warriors have a duty to defend others when it is in their power to do so.

    Chivalry and the Warrior Lifestyle

    From those who have been given much, much is required. Warriors have been given specific training in martial arts and in the knowledge of self-defense. Hopefully they have also been instructed in ways to not only be able to defend themselves, but also to use their martial arts skills to defend others. Warriors have a duty to defend others when it is in their power to do so.

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  • Technology has always distanced the soldiers who use weapons from the people who get hit. But robotics engineer Ron Arkin at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, is working to imagine wars in which weapons make their own decisions about wielding lethal force.

    Coding Chivalry

    Technology has always distanced the soldiers who use weapons from the people who get hit. But robotics engineer Ron Arkin at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, is working to imagine wars in which weapons make their own decisions about wielding lethal force.

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  • Every parent sees their son as a young hero, and their daughter as a darling princess. Yet perhaps it’s no wonder, in an age when parents are under increasing pressue to indulge their kids’ every wish — with fancy parties, expensive toys, designer clothes and a constant stream of verbal praise — that these youngsters are growing up oblivious to the values of chivalry, like patience and helpfulness. With all the best intentions, parents maybe raising a generation of princes and princesses, focused on “me,” instead of knights in shining armor.

    Knights, Not Narcissists

    Every parent sees their son as a young hero, and their daughter as a darling princess. Yet perhaps it’s no wonder, in an age when parents are under increasing pressue to indulge their kids’ every wish — with fancy parties, expensive toys, designer clothes and a constant stream of verbal praise — that these youngsters are growing up oblivious to the values of chivalry, like patience and helpfulness. With all the best intentions, parents maybe raising a generation of princes and princesses, focused on “me,” instead of knights in shining armor.

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  • British war veteran Sir Samuel Falle, one of 422 officers and sailors of the British Navy rescued by a Japanese warship during World War II, visited Japan and placed flowers on the grave of the ship’s commander last Sunday.

    Chivalry in War and Peace

    British war veteran Sir Samuel Falle, one of 422 officers and sailors of the British Navy rescued by a Japanese warship during World War II, visited Japan and placed flowers on the grave of the ship’s commander last Sunday.

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  • Who says guys can’t communicate? A recent survey I took suggests that guys are eager to offer their opinions, if we ladies will only listen. Unfortunately, when the subject is the near-extinct idea of chivalry, many women are quick to turn a blind eye and a deaf ear. Yet so many of us women spend our days lamenting broken relationships and marriages and wondering, Where have all the good guys gone?

    The Circle Of Chivalry

    Who says guys can’t communicate? A recent survey I took suggests that guys are eager to offer their opinions, if we ladies will only listen. Unfortunately, when the subject is the near-extinct idea of chivalry, many women are quick to turn a blind eye and a deaf ear. Yet so many of us women spend our days lamenting broken relationships and marriages and wondering, Where have all the good guys gone?

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  • There’s something about the Middle Ages.
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Think about our time. Think about their time. You can recognize the people, know them, feel with them.

    Chivalry Without End

    There’s something about the Middle Ages.
    Think about our time. Think about their time. You can recognize the people, know them, feel with them.

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  • A new generation of vampire heroes has stepped out of the moonlight and into the cultural spotlight — dominating best-seller lists, movies and TV with its dangerous mystique. The modern-day vampire gentleman is eerily alluring in all the old-fashioned, bloodsucking ways, but now he reins in his baser instincts in an impressive display of control.

    Creatures of the Knight

    A new generation of vampire heroes has stepped out of the moonlight and into the cultural spotlight — dominating best-seller lists, movies and TV with its dangerous mystique. The modern-day vampire gentleman is eerily alluring in all the old-fashioned, bloodsucking ways, but now he reins in his baser instincts in an impressive display of control.

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  • We’d have a lot more balanced people running the world if they based their leadership on calm-assertive energy. You see, animals don’t follow unstable pack leaders; only humans promote, follow and praise instability.

    Chivalry Goes To The Dogs

    We’d have a lot more balanced people running the world if they based their leadership on calm-assertive energy. You see, animals don’t follow unstable pack leaders; only humans promote, follow and praise instability.

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