Well, as time goes by, I hear more and more about how FIRSTers are more morally upright than everyone else.
We are just like everyone else, and we should stop thinking we are better. Lets face it: Non FIRSTers don’t look to FIRST as their moral role model. As much as we try to follow Gracious professionalism as a rule, Not all of us do and we are by no means a perfect community. We are just as biased or “corrupted” as the people around us. Acting like we are to be looked up to is wrong because we are just people.
I’ll be the first to admit that I am not the perfect example of gracious professionalism, even though I try to be… and I think it’s time for us as a community to stop pretending that we are to be looked up to, as though we do no wrong.
For every apparently gracious professional FIRSTER that visits CD, there are a lot more people who have no Idea about Gracious professionalism that don’t Visit it.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that there are no perfect communities, and I think that we should stop saying that we are, We should instead accept the fact that we are flawed and just try to fix it.
Until we can prove that we are perfectly gracious and professional, we should stop saying that we are better than our peers.
I’m not bashing GP at all, I just won’t pretend to be something that I’m not, and I definitely won’t correct someone else’s problems until I have fixed all of my own.