The ideal man is one of both steel and velvet. The velvet qualities are different from those of steel (Read about steel qualities of a man).
In comparison to a building, the steel is the foundation and hard skeleton structure within the building, burdened with the weight of everything. The velvet is the outer skin, the lighter outer layer that moves and bends upon the structure, and provides the softer appearance and interaction with the world. One is tied to the other. Without the strong inner framework, the building would not function, but fail under pressures and forces. The exterior covering provides softness and beauty to the otherwise hardened mass of steel.
When the steel and the velvet work together well, they comprise the ideal, superior man - a masterpiece.
A man is as gentle as velvet. He can be as soft and smooth as velvet. A man is tender, kind and generous. He is patient. He cares about others. He protects women and children. He understands the feminine. He respects women's gentleness and recognizes the feminine as a compliment to his masculinity. He is chivalrous. He loves.
He is happy about his life and enjoys living. He tells stories and cracks jokes. He can engage in conversation with anyone. And smiles a lot. He is pleased with good things and can feel joy in his heart and can express it.
He is artistic, showing skill in execution. He exhibits a taste for things, such as dress, music, art, performances and other forms of expression. He can dance. He can concern himself with and show appreciation for the aesthetic.
He is youthful in attitude and enthusiastic about new things. He is optimistic about situations and the world. He is humble, free from extravagance, and decent in behavior, appearance and speech. He has fun and is fun to be with.
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