Never assume that something is allowed just because it is not expressly forbidden. For example, an order to be respectful to all Owners does not imply permission to be disrespectful to all others.
I dislike loopholes. I like things in black and white, I know that life can’t be like that all the time and is filled with shades of grey, but I feel safer when I know what the deal is. In the example given, I tend to be respectful to everyone I meet, unless there are extenuating special circumstances and I make sure that they are well known to the people that matter and generally try to handle everything privately. However, loopholes are one of my biggest peeves, if I happen to do something wrong, I hate it when someone applies a loophole that explains a way out of be getting out of trouble. I hate it when a sub/slave gets told by their Owner to go to bed, so they go to bed but take their laptop with them so that they can continue playing online, when they know that their Owner meant for them to go to sleep. Another example of this that I have seen is subs/slaves going to events that they know their Owner would rather they not go to for certain reasons, and they go anyway because their Owner has not expressly forbidden it, or has used less decisive words such as “I would rather” instead of “You are not to go” or the sub/slave does not believe in the reasons given as to why that action isn’t allowed.
It is often said that slaves should never be proud. This does not mean that slaves should not gain self-esteem and satisfaction from the progress they have made and their accomplishments. The danger of self-pride in a slave is complacency. By remaining humble, a slave will continue to strive for further growth.
I am the first to admit, I have a problem with pride… I am much too humble and self-depreciating. So much so that it gets me into trouble with DW and G ALL THE TIME! Though I do love the pep talks and praise that I get before I have something to do that I am worried about, like exams and tests. I do get a feeling not of pride but of accomplishment when I do something, when I am able to tick that box on my to-do list, especially if it is something that has been on my list for some time. Which reminds me, G gave me work which I STILL have to finish, it has been a long time since he asked me to do it so I need to prioritise that while I am still on break from uni, especially since he has given me another task. But it is that lack of self-esteem that has delayed me getting the work done because I feel like I don’t know enough to do the job correct. I am always striving for further growth and knowledge but there is only so much growth and knowledge one can collect without it being used as a tool for procrastination like myself. But I am working on it.