language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
subject to laughter or ridicule;
!language or behaviour intended to humiliate or mock; derision
!to make fun of, mock, or deride
Hello good people of YoYoExpert. It’s you favorite dictionary Q here again with this weeks word.
As in all of my posts, this is not intended to hurt anyones feelings, and is based on what I see happening in the community.
That being said, to really grasp the concept of this post, I feel that some people should read my first in this mini-series of posts called Respect: http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php/topic,15649.0.html
Well, first off. Us yoyoers are really really apt to getting ridiculed. We spend huge loads of money on things that people see as kids’ toys. We can’t ever change that. And we must respect the fact that they don’t know the world of yoyoing as we do. we will always get made fun of for spending money on metal yoyos. People hate what they don’t know or can’t do. Again. We won’t change that.
While people on the “outside” don’t understand what we do, people on the “inside” do.
Us yoyoers are a pretty tight knit clan of people. There aren’t many of us around at all. Sure, over a million people throw and whatnot, but amongst six billion people, that’s not a very impressive number. Every guitarist out there knows another guitarist, as is the case with a lot of other hobbies. So They don’t feel the sense of community that we do.
That being said. we can’t really afford to be a community at each other’s throats all the time. The thing that makes us awesome is also the thing thatr makes us …not awesome. There aren’t many of us out there. Every member counts. We don’t know which yoyoer could be the one to make the most awesome trick ever. There are great people just waiting to emerge.
Guys, we have to try to get along. I’ve preached this before.
I’ve been seeing suggestions from amazing people get tossed aside as junk because it wasn’t what the person wanted to hear. Guys, if somebody gives you advice that you don’t like, thank them anyway. I don’t care if they told you to light your string on fire in the middle of a performance, just thank them and move on. Heck, even try what they are trying to tell you (Well, not that, just, apply it to your own situation. I don’t condone lighting strings on fire. They just melt anyway.) you never know what crazy outlandish advice will take your old stale routine to a Worlds winning routine. Be open to everything.
And guys, don’t be complete jerks when you’re answering questions and making points about things. Yeah, you know it, they don’t. But you never know. The toes you step on today could be the bum,s you have to kiss tommorrow. Just remember that.
Now I’ll be the first to admit, I am a jerk in the forums. I’m like a junkie preaching to the choir here. But when I am a jerk about things, it’s usually to get the point across a little bit clearer. Let’s face it, a lot of our members are stubborn and need a kck in the butt every now and agian.
That’s all I have to say about that.
Saving the world one post at a time.
(DISCLAIMER: The statistics in this post were completely made up. I have no clue how many people yoyo.)