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3-11-2011 @ 2:04PM
I believe the misuse of ultimatums have resulted in your negative attitude towards it. I do not believe all people who use ultimatums are like "a toddler and throwing a tantrum to get your way." We use ultimatums everyday to protect ourselves and to make people rationalize. Couple of quick ultimatums that I've heard alot in college is "If you drink and drive, I will not ride with you." or "If you do drugs at the party, I will not go with you." I do believe those to be a legitimate reason to use ultimatums. I've have used an ultimatum on the GM when he tried to make a quick decison that would tarnish our name and went against our core principles and beliefs. So, I told him I would step down as an officer because I did not want the rest of the guild to think that I backed the decision and tarnish my name. In the end, the GM reconsidered after holding an officer meeting and found out that 5/5 of the other officers felt the same way. Now our guild is stronger for it, and the GM respects me for standing up for what I believed.If used properly, you can make someone realize that their actions do have consequences and to think about the situation more. All situations are rarely black and white.
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