When was the last time you used the word “honor?” When was the last time you thought about yours? How much time have you spent thinking about it? What does that say about you? Us?
No judgement to you guys (all 15 of my followers.) But when did we think about honor last? Collectively, I’d say most of us have spent 15 minutes each thinking about it. That’s it. Such an outdated concept, right?
If you punch it into the Google box, you get the following:
1.high respect; esteem.“his portrait hangs in the place of honor”
synonyms: distinction, recognition, privilege, glory, kudos, cachet, prestige, merit, credit; More
2.a privilege.“the great poet of whom it is my honor to speak tonight”
synonyms: privilege, pleasure, pride, joy; More
1.regard with great respect.“Joyce has now learned to honor her father’s memory”
synonyms: esteem, respect, admire, defer to, look up to; More
2.fulfill (an obligation) or keep (an agreement).“make sure the franchisees honor the terms of the contract”
synonyms: fulfill, observe, keep, obey, heed, follow, carry out, discharge, implement, execute, effect; More
So what is it? Honor is both noun and verb that compliment each other necessarily. It is the concept of mirrored self-respect to your highest potential. Do you live up to what you could be, in your purest form…and does the respect shown to you mirror that regard?
You have a right to defend your honor, and it is one of the few instances in which I use targeted ad hominem attacks to defend. Likewise, we should all endeavor to be as honorable as possible. I’m not perfect, certainly. Plenty of liberals on wordpress would gladly donate ideas to that category.
Yet I endeavor to be as honorable as possible, while at the same time, defending that honor.
Why not try, one day (especially for Gentlemen) to look at every action and decision we make through the lens of honor?