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If I seek to control another person, to have him bend to my will, I must accept the responsibility that goes with that control. I cannot in good conscience abdicate my responsibility because it may inconvenience me. I have chosen to subjugate another human being and he is, therefore, in my charge.
In practicing my Aikido I look to control only myself. Uke has complete freedom to do as he pleases. I lead and follow and so look to see the world from his point of view but just slightly ahead of him.