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9-22-2008 @ 12:53PM
Jacob Parsons said:Again, I reiterate. Which is better? Removing the GM and making him/her bitter and angry, or involving the GM so that everyone can learn from their mistakes?If these were the only two choices, it would be easy. But I am sorry Jacob, people do not learn from their mistakes this way. First, most of the time "mistakes" are not what is happening. People have different points of view, different ideas about right and wrong. So there is no meetting of the minds. Rather, a basic disagreement.Second, even if people are "wrong", many do not care. They want X or Y, and that's it. Sure, they often rationalize that they "should" get X or Y, but the rational is not what is driving it. It's desire. And you cannot counter desire with discussion.Third, even if they are "wrong" and know it, many people resent other pointing this out. Many people will focus on their anger, things like, "after all I have done for this guild", etc. etc.Bottom line, people are very complex, values are very complex. What you are outlining does not reflect that reality. If you have not understood this to date, please keep it it mind in your RL. Life is much nicer once you understand that your influence over others in minimal.
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