Harmony is defined as agreement; accord; harmonious relations.
Harmony does not only apply to real life but also within and also with in MMO’s. Well lol that is my own twisted opinion. Without harmony, we might as well live in anarchy as a society of hunter/gatherers.
Del in his post also mentioned….walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. Understand where the other is coming from. You may not agree with it, but nothing is wrong with trying to understand their thoughts and ideas.
Criticism is good when constructive, bad when not. If one cannot take it (criticism), one probably should not dole it out either.
If one is not an “expert” on something, don’t comment on it as if one is. Suggestions to where advice can be sought are always nice. However, not learning and not researching and relying is also bad.
“He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.”
Researching things is good and all, but flexibility, adaptability, and an ability to listen is also needed. Things are not set in stone. Inflexibility is bad. Organisms must evolve to survive.
“Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.” Confucius
“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
Moderation in tone of voice is prudent as well. Words can cut someone the hardest, especially when close.
“When anger rises think of the consequences.” Confucius
Making decisions not in the right mental frame of mind, when physically tired, or upset, will never yield a good thing. Haste makes waste.
If you are a ruler, lead with honor, and act as such. Garner respect and adoration.
“A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”
If you are a soldier, listen, but if something is not right speak up. (I admit I am not good at this one, the speaking up part)
Allowing old wounds to fester, it’s never a good idea, allowing wounds/feelings to fester…corrupts and pollutes good old memories and feelings.
“Forget injuries, never forget kindness.” Confucius
Copying a line from my intelligent bear friend Del, hope he doesn’t mind. :P
“It is easy to win an argument and lose a friend. I would prefer to lose the argument and keep the friend. But that’s up to you.
Please keep all this in mind the next time you (ninja edit) deal/interact with your fellow guild mates.”
PS. Read with an open mind. I may step on a lot of toes with this, but things must be said…if i am to be a villain and alienate people I care about..so be it.