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|Topic Started: December 24, 2010, 8:51 pm (260 Views)|
|Sackofdung||December 24, 2010, 8:51 pm Post #1|
Apoc has had a long history and I've witnessed a good portion of it. Here's a section of clan history that I wrote that I believe contains words that are still valid today:
If I may be so honored as to contribute a few of my own words to Apoc’s history…
On the days of March 14th and 15th 2009, we came to a diverging point. Seven members of the Apocalyptic Legion left the clan forever, wishing to find their own place elsewhere. The clan had been in conflict; not just one, but in many. These small and frequent conflicts were a matter of great discord amongst members of all ranks and left none unaffected. The question of true leadership, the best sort and how it was acted out was a prime source of conflict. Seeing no immediate resolution, I, Sackofdung, left the Legion out of initial frustration and sadness over the events that had led to this point. The day after, 6 members, of which were 3 councilors, 2 lts and one veteran, left Apoc. All of them, long standing members and each respected in their own way, were simply gone.
Upon first glance, such a resolution to a plague of conflicts may seem like an unhappy one. However, it proved to be a wondrous one. Though the days ahead would be difficult for Apoc, those who were happy with the clan stayed with it. Those who were unhappy with the clan left, to find happiness in their own way. In essence, there was no conflict, no argument, just the differing of ideals and a quiet parting. Such peace cannot be seen in many such clan severances, and it my personal opinion that everyone involved should be thankful for such peace.
I had some great times in Apoc, and as I say goodbye, many others are just starting their own times in the clan. There is no doubt in my mind that Apoc will continue many years into the future. With its members holding the clan high, Apoc will live on.
Friend to the loyal and fierce against opposition, long live Apoc!
This ends my history post.
Yet again, it appears a similar issue has cropped up, though not so peacefully. I can understand the associated anger and hurt feelings. While this may just be a clan on a video game, it involves real people, who forge real connections and friendships. People get to know each other, and those we know the best are often in the best position to hurt us. This may seem odd considering most people here never have, and never will meet each other in person, but many people here have grown close, don't deny it.
Thus, when we see actions from those we know that we disapprove of, we are often stuck in a difficult place. We could voice these opinions and risk harming a connection with others, or stay silent and have this frustration writhe and grow within us.
However, all of this discomfort, frustration, and conflict can very easily be avoided. The only thing that keeps someone in a clan like this is themselves. They may feel obligations based on friends, duties, or a long history, but the only chains that bind us are those of our own fabrication. What I am trying to get at here is that in the end, alls that keeps one here, is one's self. There are only those obligations that are decided upon in one's mind.
If, in the end, someone dislikes being here or for whatever reason does not want to stay, only they are responsible for keeping themselves here. Their grievances may be legitimate, the wrongs observed to have been committed may indeed be wrong, but nothing stops a quiet parting. Emotions can fog thoughts, and these grievances can be held on to. But again, there is no reason to stay, no obligation, no duty, that will keep one here.
I just want to say: regardless of my thoughts or any others, much conflict can be prevented if people are honest about if they want to stay here or not. There is no legitimate reason a clan of this nature has to cause so much anger, drama, and overall suffering.
I don't care if Apoc lives or dies, I've removed myself from the issues. I just want the best for people. And for those same people to choose for what is best for themselves.
I hope anyone who reads this at least considers my words, I honestly believe there is wisdom to be found in them.
Take care and Merry Christmas,
|Megapower70||December 26, 2010, 9:55 am Post #2|
|great speech sack, i am speechless and totally agree with what you are saying, and a Merry Christmas to you too.|
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