An admirable man is not necessarily famous, powerful,
highly educated, handsome, sexy or rich.
A man can be all those yet not be admirable at all.
And, he can be admirable without being any of them.
So what is it that makes a man admirable?
His character, his love, and his contribution.
An admirable man is honorable, responsible and loving.
He serves his family, his community and his country,
and makes his best contribution to the world.
The poet Stephen Spender describes the truly great as:
…those who in their lives fought for life, Who wore at their hearts the fire’s centre. Born of the sun, they travelled a short while toward the sun And left the vivid air signed with their honour.
Admirable men are not born with their fine qualities.
They must be built.
The good news is they can be.