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Talyn Ambraelle
Gallente
Posted - 2011.05.28 01:37:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Talyn Ambraelle on 28/05/2011 01:40:39
The night before my first day of school my daddy sat me down to explain a couple things to me.

"Son," he said "Tomorrow is your first day of school. That means you will be out of the reach of your mother and I. Some time during this week, you're going to meet your first bully. He's probably going to try and make you give him your lunch money." At this point he put his hand on my shoulder and looked me in the eye. "At the end of that conversation, son, I would really like for one of you to be unconscious."

Well, my first week of school went pretty well. I made a lot of new friends, and generally had a great time. Didn't meet my first bully until my second year of schooling. When I did meet him, he was a year older than me, and somewhat bigger. So when he demanded my lunch money, I got scared and looked around for an adult...but it was just us.

So I gave him my lunch money.

When my dad got home that night he asked me how things went at school that day. My first impulse was to lie, to say things had gone great...but my daddy had taught me to never lie to family. So I told him what happened. And if I live 1,0000 years I will never forget that look of disappointment in his eyes.

The next day, after my mother left me at the school grounds, I went looking for that bully. When I found him, he had just enough time to say "What do YOU want?" before I sent his two front teeth flying across that playground.

And I will be the first person to say that was one damn lucky punch, but that was the last time any bully ever took anything from me without violence.

Well, sure enough, he and I are good friends now. In fact, I just got back from his wedding yesterday. Beautiful wife, I'm sure they will have a huge family of beautiful children that will grow up to be some of the finest citizens the galaxy could hope for.

Since I don't check my mail when I am on vacation (that's why it's called "vacation" you see), I missed a couple leads.

One was from a fellow who thought I should investigate a disturbance at a nightclub, some gunplay as I understand it. Normally I don't do crime stuff, (don't like getting that close to police, you understand) but I do like to travel, and it happened at a nightclub, so it could have been interesting.

Another was a from a friend of mine who is rather despondent about the Alliance he's in. Apparently he is beginning to doubt the qualifications of his leadership. He passed along some emails, and after reading between the lines, I think he might be on to something.

On the one hand, I like to look out for my friends. On the other hand, I really don't want to have to deal with those people again.

Decisions, decisions...

Talyn Ambraelle
The Road to Nowhere Leads to Me

Sinti Vailatti
Khanid Provincial Vanguard
Posted - 2011.05.28 13:07:00 - [2]
 

When I was a little girl, my Master always taught me to never start a fight, but to make damn sure I finished it.

Another axiom: "Friends help you move. Real freinds help you move bodies." Consider that, and you should be able to decide which one to help.


Rytha Main
Amarr
PIE Inc.
Posted - 2011.05.28 14:26:00 - [3]
 

Is the parenting you received typical on the federation?

Diana Kim
Caldari
Wolfsbrigade
Posted - 2011.05.29 08:44:00 - [4]
 

Quite interesting reading about gallente habits. As rotten as always. I didn't know that such bullies existed when I was studying. I was given advices as Sinti Vailatti about not to start the fight, but to finish it, and nobody told me how to deal with such bullies, because we didn't meet this phenomenon. If a child with such habits appears, he will be just exiled by others and his crimes would be reported.

Your Dad's advice wasn't bad at all, but your actions after you submitted to a bully are questionable. You didn't report him to superiors. You started the fight out of a sudden for nothing. And you become friends with him.

There is definitely something wrong with gallente educational system.

Johlie
Caldari
Seekers of a Silent Paradise
Posted - 2011.05.29 18:17:00 - [5]
 

My parents used to say, "Johlie its better to die on your feet than live on your knees," They're different words, but the principle is the same. It's rather refreshing to know that in-spite of our cultural, racial, and social differences we all seem to receive equivalent fundamental advice.

Lyn Farel
Knighthood of the Merciful Crown
Posted - 2011.05.29 23:09:00 - [6]
 

Mostly because cultural factionalism is a view of the mind.

Diana Kim
Caldari
Wolfsbrigade
Posted - 2011.05.30 00:06:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Johlie
My parents used to say, "Johlie its better to die on your feet than live on your knees," They're different words, but the principle is the same. It's rather refreshing to know that in-spite of our cultural, racial, and social differences we all seem to receive equivalent fundamental advice.


The principle in general is right, but how you spell it... Don't you have relatives in Minmatar republic? It is very like someone being a former slave would write this.
Actually, there is nothing wrong to kneeing before your parents, your teachers, your mentors, etc. You should learn the difference between kneeing by your own will before someone you respect and between kneeing by compulsion.

Raze Valadeus
Amarr
Knighthood of the Merciful Crown
Posted - 2011.05.30 02:31:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Raze Valadeus on 30/05/2011 02:31:01
Originally by: Diana Kim
Originally by: Johlie
My parents used to say, "Johlie its better to die on your feet than live on your knees," They're different words, but the principle is the same. It's rather refreshing to know that in-spite of our cultural, racial, and social differences we all seem to receive equivalent fundamental advice.


The principle in general is right, but how you spell it... Don't you have relatives in Minmatar republic? It is very like someone being a former slave would write this.
Actually, there is nothing wrong to kneeing before your parents, your teachers, your mentors, etc. You should learn the difference between kneeing by your own will before someone you respect and between kneeing by compulsion.


With all due respect, Miss Kim, I believe you are taking the quote slightly out of context, and your remark about a former slave writing this was completely unnecessary.

What the quote means is that it is better for you stand firm on what you believe and stand firm on your own personal worth, being willing to die for those core beliefs than to bend to the will of those around you and never stand for anything.

It's really quite simple: Be yourself, don't be the person that someone else wants you to be.

Sujanra Acoma
Minmatar
Shadow Kitty Legion
Rura-Penthe
Posted - 2011.06.28 21:10:00 - [9]
 

I just thought the image of the bully's teeth flying was pretty funny.

Niraia
Seekers of a Silent Paradise
Posted - 2011.06.28 23:35:00 - [10]
 

When I was a little Jin-Mei
And the Dominix was brown
The pirates in their Widows
They would always make me frown

I'd hide inside the station
Spinning in my Claw
But Kuvakei said that wasn't the way
To deal with queers at all

He said "Nir-face, you've gotta grow some balls
Learn to smite your peers
You'll see that they can't kill you
Just fire until you see some tears."

Jason Galente
Gallente
mishima ryu
Posted - 2011.06.28 23:46:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Sinti Vailatti


Another axiom: "Friends help you move. Real freinds help you move bodies."




Ohh, I like that one Smile



 

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