Australia Walter Sittler: 7 rules of conduct for a gentleman
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actor Walter Sittler thinks a lot of good behavior reveals what makes a true gentleman.
This attractive man is a gentleman who still knows what should be done! When we met Walter Sittler for an interview, we were delighted with his courteous manner: he opened the door for us, moved the chair, asked if we were ready for our conversation. In short: The 67-year-oldis a really impressive interlocutor and what you would call an old school gentleman . How does he do it? "I just live it." At the end he also has a few practical tips ready.
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Walter Sittler's rules of behavior
Treat everyone equally
"A gentleman knows that everyone is worth the same. Regardless of their profession or their origin. He does not treat the weakest in our society any differently than the strongest. He shows respect for everyone, for example through courtesy.
Enjoy the simple things
It doesn't always have to be expensive champagne, exquisite caviar or Cuban cigars. On the contrary: A gentleman appreciates simple, well-made things and is convinced: "A good bratwurst is just as good as a 5-star restaurant. "
Use knowledge cleverly
" Accumulated knowledge only makes sense if it also has an impact and relates to the personal attitude. That means: Knowledge is only worth half as much if it is not used sensibly and wisely. "
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Talking is silver, silence gold
" A gentleman is one good listener and knows when to keep silent. I personally try to give myself and others the necessary space. Gentlemen also strive for clarity and openness in their language, preferably with a good pinch of humor. "
Always be honest and sincere
Decency and good behavior are not attitudes, but parts of the personality that belong to a gentleman and are not fake. This also includes: "Stand by your word and keep your promises."
Respect your partner
For Walter Sittler the A und O: "Appreciation and respect for his wife or partner." He speaks from experience. He has been married to his Sigrid for 34 years.
Torn jeans, dirty do Shoes or an unkempt exterior do not get into the bag. "Because a gentleman has a sense of aesthetics and a usable style of clothing. But let's say - normal vanity should never get out of hand."
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