ldeerslayer at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 26 20:33:09 PDT 2002
Your Grace Willow
I was not negating the community view of the role of a Peer nor the role
of a Noble...
I just was trying to point out that everyone has a different view of what
these roles mean...and that if any Peer or Noble tried to appease each person's
view...then they would drive themselves crazy...
There is a certian point where each person has to figure out what they
percieve to be their job and their role and do their best to live up
to their own expectations...
If you ask any who know me...I take my job as a Peer very seriously...
and I expect other Peers to do likewise...but I also know that my
perception of what that job entails may be very different from other
perceptions and expectations..
Mistress Lorraine DeerSlayer
--- lanphier taylor <jonwillowpel at juno.com> wrote:
> Greetings Your Excellency Lorraine
> I would disagree with you a little. The positions of peer and noble are
> ranks within a community. How the community views those positions is what
> gives those ranks value. Peerage and nobility are not just honors they
> are jobs. How well we do our jobs often affects how well the SCA is run.
> How well we do our job is decided by the people. Therefore individuals do
> judge us. We may argue that their judgement is incorrect. That is if we
> know the results of the judgement. Most of the time we never know what is
> wrong we just get a general feeling of disapproval. This is a very
> powerful force and I have known many a peer and noble who have left the
> SCA because they could not face the disapproval of the populace. Whether
> this is proper or right is not an issue. It is a truth that the people
> expect us to do our job, whatever that is, and they judge us and we have
> to deal with it.
> Duchess Willow de Wisp
> > I do not fulfill their expectations of what a Peer should be
> > and though I take it into consideration...the ultimate determiner
> > of how I should behave as a Peer and a Baronness is me...
> > If I tried to live up to everyone else's expectation...I wouldn't
> > be myself...and would be a very confused and ineffective person...
> > and very miserable...and wishywashy...UGH!
> > Lorraine DeerSlayer
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