I recently had a lengthy discussion wiith my granddaughter about the first great love of my life. I told her about how he use to open doors for me, stand back and let me enter a room before him, pull my chair out from the table etc In other words how respectful and courteous he was to me and other women.
She listened intently and then asked the million dollar question"what ever happened to real men?" She explained that the men she knew were so different. Most lacked basic manners, were pretty self centred and more concerned about getting their needs met than considering hers. Older men she observed were now more concerned with growing old and having trophy wives to give the illusion of youth.
Her comments stopped me dead in my tracks and I had to really think about her question. The roles of men and women have changed significantly in my lifetime, but it seems to me that we have lost the art of courteous behviour towards each other and I think she is right about us all becoming more ego centric.
What does anyone else think???