What is the typical life of a Mason? It is a question we get a lot from men who are deciding if they would like to join the Craft. The real answer is: There is no “typical” life of a Mason. Masons come from all walks of life — from corporate CEOs to city bus drivers, from commodities brokers to auto mechanics. What unifies Masons is not where we come from or what we do for a living, but rather what we aspire to be.
“The internal, and not the external, qualifications of a man are what Freemasonry regards.”
QUALITIES OF A MASON
The essential qualities Masons share in their diverse lives are a belief in a Supreme Being and a desire to strive for:
- fellowship with other Masons
- high moral standards
- kindness in the home
- courtesy in society
- honesty in business
- fairness in all dealings
BEING A MASON
Being a Mason is about a father helping his son make better decisions; a business leader striving to bring morality to the workplace; a thoughtful man learning to work through tough issues in his life.
FELLOWSHIP,FRIENDSHIP AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Throughout a Mason’s life, fellowship and friendship is a key component, as well as community service. The typical Mason wants to continue to grow as a man and to benefit society.