Creation weekend #SCA2014, day 3

Lovely start to the day, with a walk thru the parks to get from my room to the venue for Supercoach Academy. I even got to say hi to Achilles:

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Today turned into yet another day absolutely filled to the brim with interesting conversations and massive opportunity for insight. I ate lunch with an SCA colleague and she gave me an offer I could not believe – and immediately accepted of course. Won’t let the cat out of the bag just yet though, so if you’re curious, you’ll have to wait for a while to hear what the offer was all about.

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I can tell you though, it absolutely threw me, because I wasn’t expecting it at all, and it made me feel kind of like this sensational statue, made of glass, called The Sun. It’s created by Dale Chihuly and is situated in Berkley Square. Haven’t seen it? Go there! It’s my favorite of all statues I’ve ever laid eyes on! It’s sensational.

After class I met up with my lovely niece Tintin, treated her to dinner on East Street restaurant, and afterwards we took a walk to see where she is living and studying.

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She even took me to see this Banksy creation! (I hope you see that the VERY is painted ON the glass covering the art work.)

Life is unfolding in a wonderful way right now, and I am glad that I get to experience it. What’s unfolding in your life at the moment?

Obedience!

Saw part of a quote on Facebook, posted by True Activist.20131113-142317.jpgHere’s the quote, spoken by Banksy, in its totality:

The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules. It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages. As a precaution to ever committing major acts of evil it is our solemn duty never to do what we’re told, this is the only way we can be sure.

I would lie if I said it isn’t ”easier” with obedient people. Of course it is. Obedient people don’t ask Why, they don’t challenge me, they don’t talk back or question my actions or orders.

Children, by their very nature, seems to be full of Why’s. But something happens along the way to adulthood, somewhere the desire and curiosity sparking the question Why is trampled upon, frowned upon, ridiculed, considered a nuisance. So the children, as a means to survive, stop asking Why. They hold their tongue, and slowly start to die, to become something other than themselves. Finally the day comes when they have forgotten their true self, and have completely conformed to a society demanding their obedience.

But beware the inherent danger that comes along with said obedience!

I’d much rather have a world full of people asking Why, than a world full of obedient people blindly following orders. Which world would you prefer? And what steps are you taking to creating that world?