What is a "Savage Gentleman"?
The concept of a Savage Gentleman is nothing new. In fact, one could argue it has been around since the dawn of civilization. At a certain point in history, we collectively realized that in order for humanity to grow and prosper, we must evolve beyond pure savagery. Thus giving rise to the gentleman.
Becoming a gentleman had some distinct advantages. First and foremost, it allowed us to coexist with civility. To live without the constant threat of violence and danger that were so common in the life of a savage. As a gentleman, there was no need to be concerned with one's physical prowess or survival skills, which served little purpose in polite society.
"The world is not a perfect place..."
In a perfect world, it would be wholly acceptable to let our savage side atrophy and die. But alas, the world is not a perfect place. The need to protect and defend ourselves is as dire now as it has ever been. Unfortunately, it seems that a large portion of men these days have lost touch with any notion of their former savagery. The modern male had lost touch with an integral part of his primitive self.
It was upon this realization that a few likeminded individuals coined the term "Savage Gentleman", to represent the duality of a man's ideal state. Simply put:
"We seek to challenge, inspire, and motivate..."
You are correct, to accurately describe oneself as a Savage Gentleman is subjective. In one aspect the thought, one I came to realize this week, is when you are no longer considered “dangerous” to others. Not feared, that has a different meaning, but dangerous as in a family member or friend would think " if I get into the shit, this guy (you) is who I want at my side." Opportunities seldom exist within budget or time to challenge oneself as men like Theodore Roosevelt, Lewis & Clark, or Pat McNamara. Unfortunately, and/or I’m living under a rock, it is difficult to name more badasses that’s are not labeled an actor! Keep bring content and gear. This is the right mindset to be on the path of a Savage Gentleman.
needed more now than everr
It’s good to see a renewal of masculinity among western men. The movement is growing….I am glad to see that there are men willing to fight back. Keep doing what you are doing.. the message is getting out one person at a time😀.
Josh, you are such a gentlemanly badass, and I am profoundly proud of you.
Love, Aunt Debbie
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