Poll: Would you bow to royalty
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Yes
55 27%
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macashmack
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#1
Well, I've been thinking about this lately. As a human being, i do not see why I should bow before someone just because they are "Royal".
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#4
Sure because idgaf
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#5
I'd show respect, but if my Queen told me to do things against my will, I'd not do it.
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#6
I'd blow a load on them.
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badfish_lewis
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#7
It's a custom, so is saying "bless you" to someone who sneezes. Get over it.
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#8
Not unless they also bowed to me.
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#10
I agree zgr0826
and badfish, saying bless you doesn't imply that you are below them. Bowing to someone implies that you are below them as humans. I'm not below anyone, and neither is anyone else.
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#12
Quote by badfish_lewis
It's a custom, so is saying "bless you" to someone who sneezes. Get over it.



So I bow to them but they don't bow to me?

I'd still not bow to ****ing "royalty"
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#13
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Not unless they also bowed to me.



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#14
Quote by PeZ546
I agree with TS. It's the same reason I refuse to shake anyone's hand or say "Hello, nice to meet you"


But that is amongst equals. Bowing is not amongst equals, unless both people bow (like the Japanese custom). The queen of england would not bow to me if i bowed (but she doesn't care if people bow so she isn't the best example).
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#15
Quote by macashmack
But that is amongst equals. Bowing is not amongst equals, unless both people bow (like the Japanese custom). The queen of england would not bow to me if i bowed (but she doesn't care if people bow so she isn't the best example).


The point is that it's considered a courtesy.
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#16
Quote by PeZ546
The point is that it's considered a courtesy.



How is it courteous to debase yourself in front of others?
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#17
Just because their ancestors were a bunch of cunts that enslaved my ancestors doesn't mean i'll bow down to them.

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This smart man gets it.
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#18
respect is earned not given. and i have no reason to respect the royals
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#20
no, I would not. I don't see someone with a royal title as any different than me other than I grew up somewhere different to them with a different family name. They have done nothing to have earned that title other than get born into it.

If someone had earned a true reason to garner so much respect as to bow to them, then yes I'd think about it. But for "royalty" who have basically done nothing other than be born into a certain family, no.
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#21
Quote by Metallicaxp
How is it courteous to debase yourself in front of others?


Do you guys live in the modern world? Or are you basing your ideas off practice from hundreds of years ago?

Nobody actually gets down on their knees and grovels before the Queen these days. You pretty much just shake her hand, say "How do you do" and dip your head slightly.
macashmack
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#22
Quote by PeZ546
The point is that it's considered a courtesy.


I understand you're point, but i have to disagree.
It's the same as when black people had to refer to whites during segregation as "Sir" and "Ma'am" even if they were children and the blacks fully grown (Racial Ediquette). Even though it is considered courtesy and polite, it implies that the own doing it is below, unequal to the one that they are doing it to. Shaking someones hands is a sign of equality and respect for each other, bowing is a sign of submission to a "better" person.


Quote by PeZ546
Do you guys live in the modern world? Or are you basing your ideas off practice from hundreds of years ago?

Nobody actually gets down on their knees and grovels before the Queen these days. You pretty much just shake her hand, say "How do you do" and dip your head slightly.


Everything but the dip I would do, unless she dipped her head as well
Last edited by macashmack at Dec 17, 2012,
Metallicaxp
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#23
Quote by PeZ546
Do you guys live in the modern world? Or are you basing your ideas off practice from hundreds of years ago?

Nobody actually gets down on their knees and grovels before the Queen these days. You pretty much just shake her hand, say "How do you do" and dip your head slightly.


I nod my head at every living sod I see. If you call that bowing then why the hell is there a thread about this?
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#25
I wouldn't care. I'm a gentleman anyway.
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#26
i'd suck every queens' vags even if they didn't ask for it.
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#27
I'd bow out of sympathy.

Its like bringing your senile grandpa his favorite rock candy every saturday when you meet him but the best he can do with your token is to drool over it and roughly volley it across his parched throat before someone has to help clear his gullet so that he does not choke to death.

I'd bow, emblematically.
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#28
Just for fun and as a sign of respect. I assume it would be rude for me not to in the scenario that I'm before royalty. I wouldn't mean anything by it, but it'd be fun to play along.
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#32
Quote by macashmack
I agree zgr0826
and badfish, saying bless you doesn't imply that you are below them. Bowing to someone implies that you are below them as humans. I'm not below anyone, and neither is anyone else.


You're reading too much into it, it is a custom. You are not literally showing them that they are better than you or anything like that.
As for whether they deserve to be bowed to that's up to each individual. However, the royal family does do a hell of a lot of charity work. I don't think that we need the royal family nor do I agree with much of what they've done. However, since it is a custom I would bow.

If you wanna feel like a big shot idealist that won't bow to the powers that be then please go right ahead because I really could care less.

Stop reading into things so much that every topic becomes a them vs. us issue.
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#33
While I agree with your sentiment, OP, the main reason I would not is most likely because I wouldn't know when or how to. We're not accustomed to bowing much in the States.
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#34
i dont give a **** about bowing

nor do i give a **** about royalty

i dont know the answer to your question

if royalty asked me to bow for them i would.
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#35
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Just for fun and as a sign of respect. I assume it would be rude for me not to in the scenario that I'm before royalty. I wouldn't mean anything by it, but it'd be fun to play along.

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I say sure why not?
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#36
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I say sure why not?


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#38
Quote by macashmack
Bowing to someone implies that you are below them as humans.



Many Asian cultures would disagree with that.
Last edited by jugglingfreak at Dec 17, 2012,
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#39
Living under a monarchy makes me feel like a repressed subhuman ERRY DAY
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#40
id do it and if thye didnt bow as well id be like"your turn"


jokignly of course

but then again if i was born 400 years ago id be put to death becasue i cant hold my tongue