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As an Aikidoka you are meant to avoid confrontation and I do. If I'm honest though it's more because I dont have the arguing skills and am slightly scared than because I am strong and positive and above these things.
My friends and I met someone in a pub last night that had a distinctly right-wing view of all the recent London bombings and I really just wanted to give him a mental and verbal lamping.
Truth is rather than rising above I just wanted the knowledge of world politics, international relations, the palestine question an everything else inbetween to be able to argue him into the floor...is this bad??
I like the Bushido attitude of standing up for what you feel is right but I still feel as though I'm soooooooo far from being able to defend what I believe is right and being able to defend my corner that it seems unatainable.