Guiding Values Discussed by Local Gentlemen
Humility, integrity, chivalry, and honor – these are characteristics often attributed to a gentleman. But the list rarely stops there. Copious “how to” guides contend a real gentleman walks with purpose. He must stand out in a crowd, but never seek to be the center of attention. He must show superb manners, but challenge practices he deems unethical. He must have a desire to succeed, but give credit to whom credit is due.
While all of the above rings true, getting to the essence of a gentleman lies in this statement: “Today, I will strive to be a better man than I was yesterday.” In their own words, these six men share what principles guide them and how their past experiences and influences have defined and shaped them into who they are today.
By Mary Beth Wallace / Photography by Rich Smith
On Location at Chattanooga Whiskey Event Hall