Is honour gone, or is it experiencing a resurgence? Are we, as a people and as a species, less or more honourable than in the times gone past? Look to social media. Look to standard interactions between friends, between colleagues and between strangers. Think about the values of society, the values of the individual and their relationship. Is honour alive, or dead?

I don’t know. But considering its definition—

“Honour … is the idea of a bond between an individual and a society, as a quality of a person that is both of social teaching and of personal ethos, that manifests itself as a code of conduct, and has various elements such as valor, chivalry, honesty, and compassion. It is an abstract concept entailing a perceived quality of worthiness and respectability that affects both the social standing and the self-evaluation of an individual or institution such as a family, school, regiment or nation. Accordingly, individuals (or institutions) are assigned worth and stature based on the harmony of their actions with a specific code of honour, and the moral code of the society at large.”

—it is obvious that it is deed-dependent. When it comes to the question of honour, what we say doesn’t matter. All that is important is what we do. And we should judge others and ourselves accordingly.