Comport: (v) to conduct oneself; behave.
In an attempt to avoid being considered assholes, we have gradually deteriorated the quality of character in almost every profession in our country.
By no means do I want to come across as a prig, and certainly not self-righteous, but it does occur to me that without some guidelines on how we should comport ourselves–conduct our affairs–in the everyday world, we will start settling for less…until we have none.
If you’re going to be a teacher, you should comport yourself by being willing to listen to things that sometimes may seem ridiculous.
If you’re a father, you should choose strength by respecting the equality you have with the women around you.
If you’re a preacher, you should comport yourself by being a student of humility.
If you’re a banker, you should reluctantly refuse loans and joyfully and gratefully accept deposits.
If you’re a politician, you should comport yourself by rejecting the erroneous concept that dishonesty is necessary to propel good ideas.
If you’re a writer, you should be an encourager.
If you’re a musician, you should uplift.
If you’re a laborer, you should believe that your work will endure.
If you are a believer in God, you should make God believable through the life you live.
If you’re an atheist, make sure you bring something to the table of caring humanism.
It is not necessary for us to judge one another.
But it is certainly required that we set standards on how we comport ourselves when we’re given the humbling opportunity of serving others.