This blog is a companion to our podcast The Everyday Knight, in which we discuss the application of chivalric principles to our modern lives; we seek to live chivalrously everyday.
Generosity – Charity – Largesse – Noblesse Oblige. We discuss these different aspects in modern terms and urge everyone to include it in their list of virtuous behaviors. True generosity of spirit inspires and uplifts all those around you.
Truthfulness, Veritas, Honour. These are all words that describe aspects of Honesty. We recognize Honesty as a core virtue, as it is a necessary component when striving for nearly all of the other virtues. Being honest with others is necessary for trust, being honest with oneself is vital to growth.
The tools we carry with us everyday effect how we see and interact with the world. Being prepared for common, and emergency scenarios on a day to day basis can allow freedom, give comfort and support us as we go about our daily lives. This isn’t about weapons particularly, or even self-defense in general, although those are purposeful tools and eventualities one may face. Rather it is about all the items we keep about us that aid us in our pursuit of a chivalrous life.
In this episode, we talk about reverence as it relates to respect for spiritual and religious teaching. We also talk about our attitudes toward faith, organized religion and religious tolerance. Modern and medieval perspectives on religion are vastly different, so we explore the methods we use trying to fit this virtue into our modern lives.