"We are all in this together, by ourselves."
- Lily TomlinOn a rough estimate, I’d say that the Graal Military Community has about 200-300 men and women.
What I don’t understand, though, is that almost every individual hates or dislikes the other 299. We’re one little community, all bound together by an interest in military and government. You’d think we’d get along great – But we all take ourselves so seriously that we can’t connect on any meaningful level.
Imagine if Graal were real life. We’d be one huge social circle, ultimately free of problems. We’d organize a little system, and it would run smoothly, fairly, and just about everyone would be happy.
However, Graal gives us the anonymity of being behind a screen. And so, people can be dicks – And people are dicks. If you were to take the crazies out; Harau, Time, Soren, even at times, Auel – I can assure you the community would be much healthier. What I mean by that is – most people don’t start off as dicks. The dickery is gained through influence.
To apply it to real world psychology, more often than not, an abuser was abused as a child. Your Graal teacher or mentor has a similar effect – That parental connection, although it is a game, is present.
The thing is, though, we’re all in this together.
And unless we start realizing that, our community may not last much longer.