Some thoughts to ponder, if you want to.
Does a squire's accumulated physical training just go away every time he takes off his garb a goes to work?
Does a friendship formed on the battlefield of a melee event stop existing when those people meet at a bar after work?
Do the skills required to lead a barony, or a shire have no relevance when we walk into the board room, or the office, or the shop?
Do the improvements made in our character while we are in the SCA just vanish when we go back to the mundane world Monday morning?
Do the relationships formed in the SCA have any less relevance in our lives than the ones we form in the mundane world?
Ask yourself those questions a few times.
Now... ask yourself this.
Is it really fair to say this is “just a game”?
Lord Ivo Blackhawk
Protege to Master Robert Fitzmorgan
Kingdom of Ansteorra
“God Save the King!”