Hello there!  It's good to finally be a member here; I've visited this site many times in the past, but only recently joined the community.  I'm an accountant, and an aspiring CPA, here in the east San Francisco Bay Area, California.  You chaps seem to be of a very like-mind to my own, and I have sincere appreciation for that fact.

What made me finally join?  It was Brett's interesting (and inspiring) seven part article about the history of honor, and honor in the modern day.  Reviving honor in a cynical world is of the utmost interest to me, and before Brett actually said it in his article, I always knew there was something essential missing in my own life, but without truly knowing what.  Now I know it is essential to have peers, to praise each other for good deeds, and render shame for bad ones.

I'm not just talking about a group of friends;  I mean a brotherhood, who are all striving to become knightly men in the modern day.  Men who are honest with one another, who will judge each other's honor, and who will, as a group, go out into the world to do good deeds.  I have thought that it was possible to be entirely individualistic, and still maintain a real sense of honor.  This is largely not true, at least not for me.

Anyway, that is probably a long way off right at the moment, though I will still work to establish such a group.  Right now, I just want to befriend like-minded men, who live in my area and are not afraid to socialize face to face with someone they meet on the internet.  So consider this an invitation, as well as an introduction; if you happen to be in the East Bay Area, California, and you want to go hiking, play darts, talk about philosophy, history, and knightly duties, or just discuss the finer points of grooming and dress code, send me an email.  

In conclusion, it is easy to meet people online, but ten times more difficult to gain friends in the real world.  The former has its uses; the latter is essential.  So, if anything I said here rings truly to you, I'd appreciate your friendship, here in the real world.

The warmest regards to you all,

Sean M. Bach

Modern Day Knight Aspirant, Eagle Scout, Former Mariner, and Accountant

sbach57@gmail.com

Views: 79

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

   Nice to meet you Sean.  It sounds like we've got some very similar ideas regarding chivalry in the modern age.  I think you'll find quite a few kindred spirits here.

Right on, Sam.  Mind if I add you as a friend?

Hello Sean.

Some intriguing ideas you have mentioned about a modern day knighthood and all. When did you have this idea? Where was the inspiration for it?

Hello, Mr. Kim.  I think Brett McKay spoke truly about modern day honor, and he did a wonderful job summing up its long and complicated history in a matter of a few articles.  I have been always interested in how a man ought to conduct himself, and I've been bothered by the sheer lack of decorum among men my age and older, as well as the all too common mantra: "chivalry is dead."

Well, Mr. McKay tells us that chivalry is only dead if we let it die.  Therefore, I think it is imperative for all honorable men to become members of a brotherhood of some kind, to judge the rightness and the wrongness of each individual member's actions, as well as go out into the world to do good deeds, as the knights of old once did.

In summation, I think these last sixty or so years have led to an unacceptable level of relaxation of personal standards and common courtesy.  I think the pendulum has swung in one direction far enough, and I aim, at least in my own life, to start pushing it the other way.

Good to meet you, sir.  It was a valid question you asked, and I'm glad I had the opportunity to answer it.

RSS

Latest Activity

Regular Joe replied to Shane's discussion Government Services in the group The Great Debate
"If communism can't work because it removes the components of greed and laziness from the individual; then those components need mitigated in capitalist societies.  Especially one of 300million+. This. "
3 minutes ago
Rebekah replied to O'Neal's discussion Is this negligence?
"A mall employee would be a third-party beneficiary to a security contract.  Since there were representations to him about the level of security, there might even be some kind of contract between OP and the mall or security company.  It…"
13 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Nate Thallas's discussion The strangest date of my life
"When it comes to boobs, we all win. "
15 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Josh Williams's discussion New hairstyle
"It's definitely a skullet. That's exactly what he should ask his barber for."
16 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Brad Williams's discussion Hunting Big Game if you Could?
"If you're hunting bison for meat, that's one thing. If you're hunting it for sport, as you've pointed out, that's another. The point I was trying to make was that hunting a lot of big exotic game is about as sporty as…"
18 minutes ago
Pale Horse replied to Dave's discussion What's your favourite ad that inspires you to be a better man?
"They inspire me to make memes."
21 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Brandon's discussion Admiring aspects of times of oppression
""Was apartheid good for whites in South Africa?  Sure.  Was it terrible for blacks?  Absolutely."   "Well, no." The convenience of oppression VS the challenges of freedom is what this boils down…"
22 minutes ago
Nick H replied to Dave's discussion What's your favourite ad that inspires you to be a better man?
"I like the most interesting man in the world ads. Not sure about inspiring me to be a better man but they do inspire me to do more and see more"
23 minutes ago

© 2014   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service