Can you tell the stock from where they derive, how they were reared, the values, morals and qualities that were instilled from their family and its lineage? Is it solid or not? Can you tell their health, their intelligence, their morality, their standards or lack of, by their external appearance and how they present themelves? Can you tell by their eyes, their smile, their demeanor, their grrooming, and the words they use, whether or not they are a quality human being? Well, can you tell a good cook by sampling their food?… of course, you can!
It matters not the clothes that a person of real internal quality and worth wears because they will wear their clothes, their clothes won’t wear them. Character trumps clothing everytime. You will notice a person i with quality of character before their clothing, who they are is clear and their clothing is only a part of it. Their clothes are secondary to who they are because who they are precedes everything else. Their clothing may or may not further define them in any given time. But in a person of low quality, you see what they are wearing before you even notice them or who they are. They may even wear things that glitter and shine to attract attention or to deflect from who they really are, so they can’t be seen clearly for what and who they really are. relying on their clothing to shout their existance and presence. You know the flashy types who always wear the latest, in the moment style, or the ones who put tatoos on their body, piercings, and do other things that mar and distort their natural body beauty as in pink or green hair, etc.
Haven’t you seen a person of quality wearing a plain tee and jeans workout clothing, or oversized casual clothing as they mow their yard or do some other activity, and their quality is seen, no matter what they have on or how momentarily grubby becasue their inner quality emanates even glows from their being. It’s in the energy they emit and it’s one of sincere, internal quality. And haven’t you seen a person of no-quality wearing the finest of clothing and all you could see is their clothes because there clothes were all there was to see? It’s as if the clothes are walking down the street on their own creating and carrying the image and existence of this empty being.
Now, of course, there are some people who have learned to mimic quality and can fool the world or certain individuals for awhile. But if you will really look and learn to discern, people of quality, internal value and worth have a certain look in their eyes, on their faces and in their walk no matter where they are, what they have on, or in what circumstances they may fine themselves. Although, there’s an old adage that you can’t see in another that which you don’t have in yourself. I don’t know, is that always accurate or not?
A person of real quality, style and class is rarely appreciated by the masses because of their subtlety and refinement. Often times, they move about with little notice. Quality doesn’t draw attention… it just is.
It’s internal confidence with no need for fakery. Sure, they may enjoy the latest fashion and have fun with it, but it’s not what defines them. What defines them is their internal moral adjuster, their conscience, their internal peace and knowing who they are in their being. It’s a heart, mind, body connection along with how they were reared, in what environment, along what they chose and allowed to have imprinted upon themselves.
We all tend to become a bit like those whom we associate with… so careful who you are around. My Dad used to tell me, “If you run with ducks, people will think you are a duck, and you are a swan.”
People of quality live in the pride of who they are and value themselves, their health, their well-being as well as that of others…
They wear clean, well-fitted garments, not too tight and not too loose and choose appropriate clothing and behavior for each situation and circumstance. They are comfortable in their skin and selective about what they put on that skin and what and how they adorn themselves and their life.
Being appropriate in dress and behavior defines and separates the gentlemen from the clods, the ladies from the average and the ‘wanna be’s’ from the real.
The way a person presents themselves to the world, their dress and style, their voice tone, their language use, the way they move, their grooming habits and if they will look you in the eye or not state who they are internally displayed externally. Clear speech is one of the hallmarks of class. Class doen’t mumble and rarely uses slang except as appropriate to occasion. Appropriateness or not, time and place is key.
My opinion, one of the rudest, most lowly, classless activities, I see these days is that of being glued to cell phones, etc. Those who walk, drive and even interact with others with their eyes on their phone… no person of quality does this.
Think about it… we create our appearance, it comes from the deep-seatedness of who we are and is expressed outwardly in everything we do, wear, say, eat, walk, talk, and with whom we associate. Quality was at one time valued … we knew what it was when we saw it, appreaciated it and many more had it.
It’s quality. It’s class. It’s the best. It’s the rarity. It’s something to strive for. People and parents who don’t have it can’t teach and model it.
Quality… seems these days, it’s on its way to being lost and a thing of the past.
Quality is innate and rare . It’s a reflection of breeding through the generations. It’s a value that we need not only bring back but to learn to recognize and appreciate. Quality of character seeps through one’s pores…
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