It is I, Chris99, presenting you another News Report today containing a very important and personal topic – respectfulness.
What is polite manner? A decent behaviour, that is what it is. Politeness is needed everywhere – school, on the bus, in the home, on the plane, at your neighbours house and so on! Literally everywhere. Thus, it includes here as well: RPF and RPF chat! But the problem I see is that we are partially respectful – only to some people…
We need to respect everyone, including those who have newly joined – they will ask simple basic questions, but why are you angry and ignorant for that? If you are new, would you not ask the same thing? Thus, respect everyone – leaders, mods, high members AND low members.
If you are only obeying or giving value to people because of rank (that they are an owner for example) you are showing a discriminating behaviour of partiality. Of course you respect and value the opinions of everyone – no matter their rank, age, gender, division, branch or geographical location. So basically some of you are actually saying: “We don’t need members, we only need leaders & mods,” listen up: that is basically what some people are saying. If we don’t need members – doesn’t it lose the whole point of an army? We need everyone, if not we won’t have a lot of people would we?
Respect is important because it shows that one values another as an individual, and that he/she honours the personal rights and dignity of the person as a fellow human being. People who are disrespectful often have few friends and alliances, and others do not enjoy being near them. If us, then, don’t show respect to all – we would quickly lose size & motivation (see my previous article.) We would quickly be grouped with only a few people and the rest of the army would be an ignored bunch – this is not good for RPF or for any Club Penguin Army. We wouldn’t recruit anyone anymore and we won’t help those new kids on chat! Which is all unhealthy for RPF.
Also, another reason why we should respect everyone is that by respect we are actually motivating the person whom we showed respect to – think about it: someone bumped into you at school but they said sorry – wouldn’t you feel special? The same thing applies in RPF – whenever we show respect to people in RPF (like new recruits when we answer their questions) they feel special and motivated and therefore proud that they are in the army and will continue to be part of RPF for a long time. This is, then, a very good tactic in itself to increase our sizes: pure respect. For any armies strength lies in its people.
“it is the way soldiers feel about themselves, their fellow soldiers and their outfit that is most likely to carry the battle.”
For the army to work properly, then, there must be a bond between the leader and those being led. A bond that rests not on authority alone – but on professionalism, good will, and above all MUTUAL RESPECT. The chain of command must respect soldiers, and the soldiers must have respect for the chain of command.
A golden rule to follow in RPF would be: treating fellow soldiers exactly the way you would wish to be treated.
But please note that this article is not intended to destroy the chain of command – the leaders, owners & mods have complete authority over others and has the complete right to ban/demote a person for being an outlaw. All armies are authority-based: which army has the Private Ranks rule over the others? I am just saying that everyone must be mutually respected despite their rank. For respect is not glorifying, that is different – I am just saying that we must value everyone’s opinion – for example: you should not bully someone just because they are private! That is atrocious and is one of the things I am pointing out in this article.
RPF News Central Reporter
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