No matter what happens in the community, I am free. No one can tell me what to do. I’ll do whatever I want to do. I will act how I feel like acting. I’ll say what’s on my mind. I’ll make my own decisions regardless of anyone else’s opinion. Everyone else is free to do the same.
With that said… I choose to be a part of this community. I want people to respect me within the community. I want the community to like me and perhaps even admire me to some degree. I want people in the community to be happy. I don’t want people to be sad or angry. I choose to try my best to ignore the drama, and I choose to listen if you have something meaningful, honest, or constructive to say. I choose to try to stay positive and try my damnedest to share the love! I may not always succeed and I may be stubborn as all hell… but at least I’m determined… to do good by this community.
My generally preferred mode of thought is to think in a positive way. I’m not being told what to do. I’m being given guidelines of what will make Steampunk a community. I am given the knowledge to know what will earn me respect. I am given the warning of what will prevent or damage friendships. I am given a choice of how to make myself a positive force in this community. I am given the power to help this community grow and give staying power to us.
I am free to make my own choices and so is everyone else. I know that me and my crew aren’t the only people who have made these positive choices. For that, we respect you!