Proper way to address those senior to you?

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30 Apr 2013 06:53 #105180 by Whyte Horse
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30 Apr 2013 06:59 #105182 by Zephyrus
*sigh* Humility isn't everything. But, it is important.

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30 Apr 2013 09:40 #105188 by Desolous
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So is pride.

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30 Apr 2013 09:56 #105189 by Alexandre Orion
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The proper way to address those senior ? 'Senior' may have various interpretations ...

Simply, the way to address anyone is with respect. The rest is irrelevant.

Tao Te Ching 18

When the great Tao is forgotten,
goodness and piety appear.
When the body's intelligence declines,
cleverness and knowledge step forth.
When there is no peace in the family,
filial piety begins.
When the country falls into chaos,
patriotism is born.


So, one sees that 'proper' and 'right' are clearly not the same things. ;)

Chaque homme a des devoirs envers l'homme en tant qu'homme.
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30 Apr 2013 12:07 #105200 by Wescli Wardest
I find that it shows more courtesy and ones level of respect is better demonstrated when we treat others with respect.

What I mean, you can call someone anything you want, but if you don’t treat them as you would want to be treated given the roles were reversed then you are just blowing smoke.

Example: I might call Jestor, Supreme-awesomeness-master, but if I go around being spiteful or retaliatory every time we might not agree… then it would be no better than if we were role playing. If I just called him Jestor, and listened when he said something even if I might not agree with it; shows that I have respect for him.

Example: The President of the United States of America is a title, but how many people show the respect that office is due? I don’t care how one feels about the man holding the office. And some people dislike the person so that they disregard the title of office and show no respect to either.

Names and titles are nothing without the substance of character which resides in us. How should we address senior members, from anywhere? What do you think? ;)

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30 Apr 2013 12:13 - 30 Apr 2013 12:30 #105202 by Jestor

MJ Hannigan wrote: How would you explain those who are senior? Are we merely discussing titles of totjo? Per the internet I rarely acknowledge anyones online titles are ranks and speak with the sites night and masters as I do to the newbes within the community.

Most of the time, folks mean here at TOTJO....


MJ Hannigan wrote: "Give a basic level of respect to everyone, up that respect to those who earn it and drop it to those who do things that make you readjust your mind to them and lose respect for.“


You would think folks would realize this from their physical world interactions...

Of course, then to, if you watch people...

The aint getting it then, either... lol...

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30 Apr 2013 16:27 #105212 by Rickie The Grey
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Wescli Wardest wrote: I am older than a lot of people here, and I often answer to "hey Old Guy." Does that help any? :P

Seriously, there are official titles, but most of us are just here for the comunity and eachother. And we are usually pretty relaxed when it comes to those kinds of things. At least I am! ;)

hahahhahahhaha :woohoo:


Not as old as me. :laugh: I get discounts.

You can just call me Rickie. I think it sounds young. :)

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30 Apr 2013 22:00 #105248 by MJ Hannigan
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Connor Lidell wrote: *sigh* Humility isn't everything. But, it is important.


If you are speaking of true humility I understand but too many people play it up to sound humble and they pretty much just sound stupid. After all who wants to train with a person who feels they are not worthy of anything? Which thankfully in most cases you can tell those who actually have humility verses those who show false humailty.

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30 Apr 2013 22:15 #105255 by Zephyrus
Oh yes, that's exactly what I mean. :D

The whole: "Master ____" or, "Novice ____" is foolish if it's not meant. But, actually realizing that somebody is stronger and more wise than you... that's true humility and it's beautiful. And, again, it's not everything. It should inspire you to improve rather than make you feel above somebody or below somebody. Aye?

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