Some pacifists are nice people who wouldn't harm an elf. Others would cast a spell on a town full of people and have the crowd beat the elf to a pulp. The second kind of pacifist isn't really a pacifist, of course.
I had reached the highest title in the yo-yo world -- but yo-yo is not in the Olympics, and it is not a major sport. Even the title of world champion had no value in society. I was crushed. I lived many spiritless days for many years.