The Society for Creative Anachronism may soon become such a thing for me.
Here is my stance on things.
I am a fighter. That's all I do. But I know that to have fighting we need stuff to keep the society running. That's why I'm a webminister and a Knight Marshal. I stepped up to be a seneschal, but I don't think that's going to work out. Here's why.
I don't believe or support bullshit.
I will not work to keep bullshit alive.
I will not work, nor make others work to keep bullshit going.
I don't believe in bullshit.
I will quit before I give in to bullshit.
So, there you have it.
(Bullshit is defined as crap that is not necessary but people who need their egos stroked require. If something needs to be done, I WILL do it. My reports are filed on time and are not want for more information. I will not, however, do extra work just to fulfill someone's fantasy of importance. I will not set precedence for crap and will not have others do it in my stead)
I know my place in the universe. It is a rather small and unimportant place that is in need of curtains. I imagine that giving me a title does not improve my place in the universe nor provide me with curtains. It does not mean that I get to crap on people.
It also means that people don't get to crap on me.
Sorry if I hurt your feelings or presented something unexpected, but that's the way it is. I am a hobbit and I live in the Shire and unless there is a ring that needs dropping in a volcano, I have no need to go out into the world and deal with it. I am okay returning to my Hobbit hole and hanging out there. There is a hot tub behind my hobbit hole and you're invited to come visit for tea, vodka and hot tubbing, but you may not bring any bullshit with you.
And please, I beg you, don't assume I will believe that for one moment bullshit rolled in sugar is not bullshit.
I've been in the SCA for 29 years now. I know what bullshit is.
And you know what?
I have better things to do than deal with it.