Question by mane: what is a good answer when someone asks “why you want to be a police officer at age 40?”?
Answers such as “I want to make a good distinction in the community” or “I want to give back to my community” only functions when you are in your twenties. Recruit Investigator was asking me “but why at this late age?” What are some great answer to this query?
Answer by 452
Say…”cuz I wanna get lucky punk, you feelin’ lucky…well do ya!”
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Question by Crystal clear: Wiccans, are we obligated to cast spells for any individual who asks since we are “into peace and helping others”?
And I’m curious as to what your definition of “help” is?
Got an e mail from someone who indicated they were attempting to understand to cast spells on their own and not getting any luck. And the request was produced “I was asking yourself if you could cast spells for me or aid me”….”If you could aid cast spells and help me. All would be appreciated. Thank You.”
Um, okay, mind you – I have no idea what type of spells this person wants – nowhere in the e-mail did it say.
So I respond with some book recommendations to aid asker find out magic from the beginning, the witchvox link to local shops where asker could discover classes and further information and resources, expressed that I do not just cast spells for strangers over the net, but would attempt to answer more certain concerns if the asker had them.
Fair sufficient, I believed.
Then I get a response e-mail essentially chewing me out about refusing to help a “stranger” – harping on the “stranger” portion. Like each friend you made started out as a stranger, and what if doctors refused to treat patients due to the fact they had been “strangers”, and so forth. (yeah, the difference there is, the doctors are acquiring paid to do a job!) The asker is apparently astonished that I would not blindly agree to cast spells simply because he/she “believed that Wiccan religion was very into peace and helping other individuals as much as they could so I assumed that you could aid me with my issues.”
The tone of the rest of the email was essentially a sarcastic tell-off because I did *absolutely nothing* to “aid”, and the asker is positive that individuals have helped me in my life through occasions of need. (Nicely yes, but then I never wandered up to a stranger and demanded aid or produced an unreasonable request either!)
*Sigh. I’m not offended or upset actually, just a small irked that I took the time to respond to the e mail, delivering educational resources and the supply to answer additional queries. Waste of my time it seems.
Perhaps I’ve got the definition of “aid” incorrect? What say you Wiccans on such matters?
Some wonderful answers and points produced so far. Thank you all. I guess I’m just in a “Monday mood” too. )
Oh yeah – response to my pointing out that I was attempting to aid by providing resources and to answer far more particular queries. And I asked if this individual had ever heard the saying “give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for life”. And once once again I pointed out that this individual was not precise about their intentions:
“I would In no way ask for a spell to harm an individual. I guess. You are NOT really helpful. It really is NOT that you’re carrying out what someone just says for you to do. You would he helping someone in a great matter. Giving me specifics Isn’t going to assist if it is tough for me to cast these spells. That’s why I came to you for aid. But you denied me. Well, there’s NO a lot more require for communication. I am NOT demanding anyhting, I’m just pissed on how you are ranting about other items that does NOT go with what I asked for. There are Several individuals who help with problem. Because, you are NOT the a single. GoodBye. “
And last email after viewing my question:
“You are question asked was ridiculous. I was NOT being selfish. You were. I do NOT care what they have had to say I was just mad at the reality that you acted as if me being a stranger was wrong.”
WOW – somebody forgot their medication these days.
Now see dear, the specifics you posted here would have been more valuable in your original request! How could anybody know if they were in a position to support you when you did not freaking specify what you required help with!?
16 – that explains a lot. If you happen to be going to method adults for assist, try behaving like a rational adult and do not throw a temper tantrum when you don’t get factors *your* way.
Nancy – the issue is – several of us tried to politely but honestly assist this asker – but the asker didn’t get the answers he wanted or an individual to do all the work for him and threw a temper tantrum. What occurred to respecting one’s elders? My High Priestess would never have let me get away with talking to her like this teen has spoken to us – she would undoubtedly have place me in my location, and has on occasion when I’ve stepped out of line – even though I’ve by no means behaved as ridiculous with my Wiccan elders. I’ve *worked* my way along my path, by means of my priestess degrees, and deserve a tad much more respect. You are welcome to place your time and energy into casting spells for this individual if you wish and dealing with the consequences. I am curious though, how this asker’s Mom would really feel about her 16 year old soliciting such support from strangers on the internet.
“stranger” – a person with whom a single is unacquainted (Merriam Webster) This is NOT an insult – it is a simple reality.
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Answer by Selene
I don’t do spells for men and women unless I know them personally (and they ask and specify). We are not obligated to execute any kind of service for anybody, if anything you did the appropriate thing by pointing them in the correct direction.
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