its toooo quiet in here

The noble Order of the Knights of Jubal traces its origins back to the Year Two Thousand A.D., when a group of distinguished persons of good and true character, founded the order to promote chivalry and honour. The order takes its name from our leader, Alexander Jubal McRae, who on two (so far) occasions has been seriously injured, in one case fatally, defending an innocent woman from attackers.

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Postby Cireecg on Tue Sep 04, 2001 12:16 am

Hm....driving incidents, eh? Well, living in Taiwan, bad driving and lack of chivalry are both rampant. Chivalry (or basic courtesy to other people) doesn't really seem taught to people here. I try and hold doors open and whatnot for people when I can, but I rarely find the same done for me. The other day, some people closed the elevator door when I was just a few feet away. People are friendly enough, they just aren't taught to think of others in situations like that. Driving here is horrendous. Most people dont' respect most of the traffic laws, and it's really quite dangerous on the roads. But I believe the police in Taipei are starting to crack down more, so hopefully it'll improve<P>------------------
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Postby Ravidel Terrant on Wed Sep 05, 2001 3:33 am

Well I must say, i have some friends from taiwan and they are, no offence, not the best spokesmen for the country. I can see how a rampant lack of chivalry could occur, at least that's how my friends make me think. But at least I live in hawaii, chivalry is not as endangered here, though bad driving is rampant, we call it two lane driving into oncoming traffic. but still we all feel the shortage of civalry, everywhere. <P>------------------
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Postby vorn_the_unspeakable on Wed Sep 05, 2001 3:40 am

I just moved to Lincoln, Nebraska from CT, and <B>let me tell you</B>: I never, in my entire life, saw as much chivalry as I do here. It's kind of shocking, but it gives a good sense of why I joined EI.<P>Dan
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Postby Y2KDragon on Thu Sep 06, 2001 3:44 am

Perhaps we can transplant some of that Chivalry here to the Washington DC area. Every morning I ride the train into DC to go to work, and every morning I see people who are too caught up in their own little worlds to realize that there are a LOT of other people around them. This morning, I someone nearly shove a blind woman out of his way to get to a train that hadn't arrived yet. There was part of me that wanted to take that person and throw him UNDER that train when it arrived. Instead, I simply stopped, turned around, and watched to make sure that the blind woman was ok (she was doing just fine).<P>Perhaps that's the main reason I joined the Order, to remind myself daily just how people should be treating each other.
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Postby Silver Adept on Thu Sep 06, 2001 6:40 am

It can be difficult at times, watching people who behave unchivalrously and resisting th eurge to do something very not chivalrous to them for that. The best that we can do is to show the world that those people are not the norm that the media and popular belief would have you believe.
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Postby Atlas_v1.1 on Fri Sep 07, 2001 1:18 am

While we may see many misdeeds, and want to punish them, we must never, never, never fall into that pit that is self-righteousness. We must never forget the background for what we do: We aim to protect the weak and better the world. We don't better the world by perpetrating more sins.<P>As such, what you did, Y2KDragon, was correct. You checked that the victim was OK, which is always the most important. Never let anger guide you. Like the Jedi, we don't hold with anger or hate, or even fear. Our Dark Side is more mundane in that is the blinding of our souls, so that we have difficulties perceiving what is right and wrong - and that prevents us from upholding our oath.<P>We must always remain just and merciful in judgment, and true to what we have sworn. It is what makes us our brothers' keepers, rather than the reign of evil men.
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Postby TheVagabond on Fri Sep 07, 2001 2:59 am

Of course, if you can make it obvious that you're making up for something someone else did... maybe be loud about it... or do it in front of the miscreant where he can't help but see...<P>Maybe you can make the guy feel like an ass at least. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby Filksinger on Fri Sep 07, 2001 3:58 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TheVagabond:
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And whatever you do, don't let the media get you down about chivalry and acts of kindness. That sort of thing doesn't get ratings (or so they think), so they might dedicate five to ten minutes of a news hour to it.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>This is true, but there is an important element here we must remember, to help avoid that disheartening feeling. The news media report <I>news</I>. News is the unusual, when it isn't about the big and powerful. What is worth noticing is that acts of chivalry aren't news until they are rare.<P>We don't want acts of chivalry to be news. We want the _lack_ of them to be news.
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Postby Silver Adept on Sat Sep 08, 2001 7:39 am

Wow. I never thought about it that way. That's an interesting view to it! <P>*Is immediately brightened and cheered for the entire day while he thinks about this...*
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Postby Kanaeda Kuonji on Sun Sep 09, 2001 5:18 am

I have to agree. If it becomes rare, we have a problem. Otherwise all is well..<P>------------------
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Postby TheVagabond on Sun Sep 09, 2001 10:49 am

That is indeed an interesting and cheering way to look at it. I'll have to keep that in mind the next time I find the news disheartening. Thank you, sir! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P>------------------
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