Taking Insult for Others

maddie teller-kook meadhbh at io.com
Fri Oct 11 13:17:25 PDT 1996

Gunnora Hallakarva wrote:
> Heilsa, All...
> Just a quick comment on the posts about and sparked by the "Once and Future
> King" comment.
> Duke Inman is certainly deserviong of respect, just for the enormous amount
> of work he's done for the kingdom over the years if nothing else.  However,
> being a Duke, I believe that the man can certainly defend himself, and take
> offense on his own account.  If *he* doesn't like a comment, it's up to
> *him* to bitch about it.  It is unreasonable and unnecessary for others to
> worry about whether someone is being rude to or about him.
> I suspect that Inman has better things to do than worry about criticism, or
> who does or does not like him, or whether some comment on the Net might
> possibly be slighting.  No matter *who* you are, there will always be
> *someone* in the kingdom who doesn't like you or your actions... we all
> learn to live with that, it's the price we have to pay for diversity and
> strong individuals with strong opinions.  If each of us jumped at every
> crack, slight, or insult, we wouldnt even *be* a kingdom... we'd be a bunch
> of squabbling idiots devolved into individual cliques that never achieved
> anything.  Which we are emphatically *not* as we routinely pull together on
> projects, wars, events... all for the greater good.
> Wassail,

Well said, Gunnora!

> Gunnora Hallakarva
> Herskerinde
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