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What is really the definition of ‘Chivalry’?

Chivalry

By REQUEST, I will begin to express my dearest opinions towards this topic.

A dead, well, dying stereotypical characteristic… It mainly depends on how you interpret what the notion of ‘chivalry’ actually is. It can be seen through a person living in the 18th, 19th or 20th century OR even back in the ancient society.

Ill express these different classifications of the ways people express the attitude, ‘chivalry’ through chronological order of events in history.

But I’ll start with modern day. In this contemporary age, the basic definition of ‘chivalry’ is ‘a courtesy towards women’. In relation, when one opens a door for a woman, it is classified as a characteristic of ‘chivalry’. This is not the case in this day and age. I may not speak for the whole of society as interpretations differ, the minds of every person is unique and so, I cannot clarify a general interpretation of ‘chivalry’, however, I can clarify for you, ‘MY’ interpretation of chivalry.

I believe that idea that to call someone ‘mistress’ is a dying custom and that only very few continue to use it. I also believe that sliding out a chair for a girl is ‘pussy’ and only gives a feeling for ‘awkwanoia’ (conrad’s made up word) between the two. However, I certainly believe that chivalry has developed to become accustomed to today’s traditions. Now, the characteristics of chivalry are to tend to a girl if they request for assistance, to compliment and to even buy a drink for.

I also should not deny the fact that modern feminism has influenced that notion of chivalry.

Sadly, chivalry is a topic too broad to clarify, but that does not mean I cannot compare it to past societies.

In the ancient society, chivalry was to call the women, ‘mistress, provide them with first serves of food, gifts for special events (marriage)’ this information can been gathered from archaeological evidence. In the 18th century, chivalry was to open the door for a woman, bow, hold their hand to walk. In the 19th century, chivalry was to basically to provide them with more equality, to allow them better education, job opportunities.

Ill end with my comment, ‘Chivalry is a characteristic that is influenced throughout the times, it is not uniform and will vary between different cultures, minds, ages and genders. Hence, it is a topic too broad too comprehend as vast amounts of information is required to clarify its notions’. I do not have time to write a book about it, but I will leave it as a definition that is undefinable due to its inability to be uniform.

I repeat, this was a request. From now on, I will only post opinions that will definitely be answered.

Sorry, but there are no pictures as i have no primary resources for this concept.

From, Rawk the World.

‘We will Rawk and Rawk until the whole world hears us’

-Conrad & Vanessa

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The movie 2012 and its relevance with the actual end of the earth

2012, is a film that is just about to be released here in Australia.

The movie provides great pictures and scenarios of how our world may end. (im gonna watch it in the movies, seriously) But, guys (and girls) im sorry to say… pack away your guns and any materials you might possibly use for anarchy, coz the end of the world aint coming. (not in our life time atleast).

Im saying this because many people around the world who heard that the mayan calander depicts the end of the world, just took it the wrong way…

WOW, some calander ends in two years and this gives us the excuse that the world is going to end? BIG DEAL!

Let me prove to you WHY it wont happen!

The mayan calander is much like our own.

We have 365 days in our year (not including leap years).
Our calander only runs for one year.
After every year, we make a new calander.

Now, WOULDNT you think this also applies to the mayans?
well, correct me if Im wrong, coz i typing this from the top of my head.

BUT, the mayan calander has an age of 5,125.36 years.
so in 5,125.36 years, they need to make a new calander.
This is the end of the ‘Great Cycle’

See... it looks JUST like a clock..

so then, after this amount of years, their calander ends, and they need to replace it.

Now, coincidentally (yes, thats right, coincidences happen) the calander ends in two years (since 2009 is practically the end and the beginning of 2010).
But many people say, if the the calander is ending, and its not depicting the end of the world, then why arent they making a new calander?

Simple reason folks, VERY simple.
The mayans are an extinct civilization. If there were to still be some distant relatives or survivors, i would seriously doubt their ability to create another system of exceptional engineering, mathematical mastery in cyclical deviation and complex thinking in terms that incorporate time for past/present/future!

So therefore, the world is not ending. Only that we need to replace an irreplaceable artifact that has simply…gone out of date…

From Rawktheworld

‘We will Rawk and Rawk until the whole world hears us’

-Conrad