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Team Values

Post by Zenjirou on Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:20 am

Tied closely to the team's administrative rank system and the team's functioning as a whole are these 9 values. These values are the 9 Asartu Values and are what we look for in admins, but also are themselves virtues that reward themselves should you practice them in your own life.

Honor

"Think of your honor as your worth in the community. Are you known as a fine, upstanding member of the folk? Do people come to you for advice, and trust your word when it is given? Or do they avoid you, and always look for confirmation of something you tell them? The answer may be a good indication of how your honor is viewed by others. honor: Our honor is our worth, without worth, we are nothing."

Industriousness
"Industriousness is the willingness to work hard, always striving for efficiency, as a joyous activity in itself. It is vital that we work hard at what we seek to achieve, for without consistent and well-directed effort, our goals will not be reached."

Courage
"Courage is the bravery to do what is right at all times."

Discipline
"Discipline is the willingness to be hard on oneself first and then if needed help with the development with others, so that greater purposes may be achieved. We must always be hardest on ourselves, to set the example. It is very easy to work at the level of do as I say, not as I do. But in this we dishonor ourselves and we dishonor others. Leading by example is what this is all about."

Truth
"Truth is the willingness to be honest and to say what one knows to be true and right. Directly tied to truth is modesty, or rather a tendency not to exaggerate one's own feats. This may seem in opposition to the Elder Heathens' heroic boasting, but one must understand that the boasting such as in Beowulf was more a proclamation of feats done by one's self and one's forbears, and not the idle bragging of unaccomplished men. As 'It isn't bragging if you can do it.' Ritual boasting followed a set pattern of naming the feats of one's gods, one's forbears, and one's self before making an oath to do a great deed. This was done at the ritual sumbel and before combat. In a society where one might have to prove one's word by risking his life, there was no room for the idle boasts."

Self Reliance
"Self Reliance is the spirit of independence, which is achieved not only for the individual, but also for the family, clan, tribe and nation. It is not a concept of denying ones interconnectedness with others, but of ensuring that one can take care of oneself first, then ones family and loved ones, then the extended family (clan), the tribe (ones local grouping) and the nation (all true folk no matter where they reside). By being self-reliant we can then share what we have with others."

Perseverance
"Perseverance is the ability to stand up and return from defeat and failure. Each time we have a setback, we recognize this, and if the purpose is a true one we continue until success is won."

Loyalty
"Fidelity [Loyalty] is the will to be loyal to one's Gods and Goddesses, to one's Folk, to one's self, and loyalty to one's friends was as valued as highly as loyalty to one's family. Each person knows within themselves just what this means to them, and it is important that others understand this, to be able to form the bonds of loyalty that exist on all levels. Fidelity includes your commitment to Asatru, your commitment to your Kindred, your commitment to your Family responsibilities, and your commitment to making the world a better place."

Hospitality
"Hospitality is the willingness to share what one has with one's fellows, especially when they are far from home. This is not the same as giving out all your worldly possessions to anyone who comes by a begging. It is the concept of sharing, which is reciprocated by all True folk when they have you as a guest in their homes. Traveling long distances was often dangerous, and to ensure free trade and communications, the Elder Heathens opened their homes not only to friends, but also to strangers. Certain common courtesies bound both guest and host. The host provided a warm place to stay and something to eat, and even loaned dry clothes. The guest was expected not to eat too much, to provide entertainment (in the form of songs, tales, or news), and sometimes he gave small trinkets as gifts."
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