To me, a sense of honor and graciousness is sadly lacking in today's society. I deeply understand and feel a gentleman's obligations and responsibilities, and our current world neither acknowledges nor values such qualities. I assume those characteristics are ingrained in my mind due to long past lifetimes and they arise each time I am faced with a decision...then I must readjust and do what will be acceptable in this day and time. The lack of privacy enabled by cell phones and the instantaneous distribution of news via the internet also speeds up our lives...I've gotten the sense that this "right now" life style focuses our minds on the material world instead of allowing time for reflection and pondering things that will help us better understand our world and lives. These both came through clearly when compared to where and how I live now.