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Re: Peerage

IMHO, anyone who faults a non-peer for taking on students and teaching 
others their skills either hasn't thought this thing through or they 
are people whose title has gone to their head.  In point of fact, the 
most neccessary thing to become a Master of a craft In Period (tm) was 
to have enough MONEY to open up your own shop.  You were then Master of 
that shop and addressed as such.  Of course, if you were in a guild, 
you had to go through a certain number of hoops, but even there, I have 
seen references where title could be purchased by greasing the right palms.

If someone has a problem with a constructive activity, I'vecfound that 
if you ignore them, they usually go away.  Now, in our little 
neighborhood, this may cause you not to achieve the title of "high 
grand muckity muck", but then again, if you have to please the right 
people and do what they consider to be "politically correct", with no 
regard to your skills or abilities or the good you do perform, what is 
the title really worth?  The people who matter will know who you are, 
what your abilities are and hold you in high regard.  These are the 
people I feel privileged to call friends and peers.

In service,
Lord Gawain Kilgore
{The opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.  Who else would have them?}
From: Lance Harrop  <lharrop@mrj.com>

Lord Hal strikes again:


Fair enough, let me define.  Non-peers are critized for taking students.
Ask Syr Strykar, Master Brok, or Baroness Annejka for examples.
As for the more general point of being critized for taking on airs, I
quote my knight, Syr Strykar, so I'm sure you won't want to contradict him,
will you ;-(.


In Service
Leifr Johansson