In the past century, the aristocracy was a ruling caste, and there was no other way of earning the acceptance of aristocrats except by being born one. Despite the troubled relationship between the two social strata, commoners have always admired the nobility. Besides untold riches, the ‘blue bloods’ have distinguishing features of appearance and character, which are highly appreciated even in modern society.
Surprisingly, each of us can become a bit of an aristocrat!
The trick is to cultivate these 5 features
An aristocrat always has good posture and would never slouch. The back is straight and the eyes look straight parallel to the floor. On the one hand, the head is never held low, on the other hand, the nose is never raised!
As witnessed by contemporaries, in the Institute for Noble Maidens, ladies were forced to lie on the bare floor for hours – all for the sake of correct posture.
Despite position in society, an aristocrat, of course, experiences negative emotions at times, gets angry, and may even fly into a rage. But noble people will never let these feelings get the better of them in public, and their speech will remain clear, accurate, and devoid of slang or of course swear words.
Well raised aristocrats have always been modest, never boasting about their wealth or education. Moreover, children were taught not to stick out, but to be reasonably modest and compassionate.
4. Respect for all
True aristocrats communicate with both their equals and servants in the same manner. Servants used to be respected by nobles and often considered members of the family.
If you know of someone who is used to talking down to waiters at restaurants, then they are far from being a well-bred person.
5. Smooth movements
No sudden movements, haste, or boisterous laughter. Aristocrats know how to control themselves. Their walk is smooth, neither slow nor fast. The movements are refined yet easy. The laughter is well heard by their conversational partners, but not by people at the other end of the hall.
Did you recognize yourself in this description? Even if not, it is never too late to join the aristocracy in character and appearance, and now you know how!