Standards and the SCA
>What I'm saying is
>Kaz I think that you might have miss-understood Conal's statement. When
>he said "
><<< There is nothing wrong with holding yourself to a higher
> > standard...
> > ...so long as you do not look down on other with DIFFERENT
> > ( but not necessarily lower )standards.">>>
>I think that what he was saying was that it is ok to have a group like this
>that is a bit more restrictive then the main group of archers. But because
>you have that higher standard you shouldn't look "down" on the other
>people, because it is all our duty to enjoy the SCA the way we see fit.
>And even if that isn't what he meant that is what I like, and will continue
>to think even if he says I am wrong. :-) But thanks for the compliments!
>You can never hear enough of those. :-)
Your personal standards are YOUR personal standards
They are the standards that you hold YOURSELF to.
These standards can be ANYTHING you wish them to be.
These standards can be the same as someone else's or NOT.
( key point in this discussion )
They can be high standards. ( honor, loyality, effort )
They can be VERY high standards. ( I want 100% correct )
they can be simple standards ( I'm here to have fun, that's it )
You should not apply your standards to anyone else,
or look down on those with different standards.
The best you can do is hope to inspire the same in others
by example. ( Gosh, that looks neat... )
Wanting to "better" yourself is fine as long as you do
not look down at others because they have different goals.
In a wierd way the more effort you put into your "presence"
in the SCA the more fun the game becomes for those around you.
You make it easier to temporalily forget that this is a game
by looking the part. So long as you do not try to ram your
point of view down someone else's throat....Remember that
this is a volunteer organization, everyone does what they
want to do ( within the SCA's guidlines )because they want
to do it.
Most like the way the Authenticity Nazi's look, it's when
they get nasty about someone being "not period" that it
To be honest I'm not sure that I would "qualify" for the
Company if it ended up with the guidelines that I think
would be appropriate. I'm interested but I'm not quite to
the level of periodness I would like to be on the archery
range. ( right now I'm working on armor... )