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Creation Date: 04-14-2005 08:45 AM
Robert Rumpf
Thoughts that I don't want to forget.
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Status: Public
Entries: 143 (Private: 73)
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In General Phrases I hate Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #118 New 05-24-2007 03:05 PM
"You don't need to think about how that is/is done/will be done/works, etc."
"You don't need to worry about how that is/is done/will be done/works, etc."

Is there anything more demeaning than that?

Or things like..

"Its a business concern, you don't need to think about that"

That's the modern day equivalent to "don't worry your pretty little head about that" and is likewise a matter of control and serves only to remove ownership.

How is the relevant to Aikido? "Trust sensei without question" is along those same lines. It is one thing to acknowledge that one may not have the background to understand what is going on, it is another to also them to decide to avoid giving the background, or at least to delineate it.

Why should one trust someone who doesn't trust you? I guess they could ask me the same question, eh? So how does trust ever begin?
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RSS Feed 2 Responses to "Phrases I hate"
#2 05-26-2007 12:09 AM
Robert Rumpf Says:
I think we're talking about different things.. or at least I hope we are. If you ask your sensei questions, does he at least try to answer them, or at worst postpone them? If so, then you pretty much are getting what I'm talking about. By the way, I haven't had this problem in Aikido really.. but it seemed relevant to many of the things that have been posted recently on Aikiweb.
#1 05-24-2007 04:53 PM
Jonshez Says:
Hmmm, I sort of agree, and sort of don't. In business, often the people saying those things have questionable qualification to do their job (promotion to the point of incompetance). For me (as a new aikidoka), Sensei has been tested and proven by his peers and betters. I can trust what he says because I know he has greater knowledge than me. Just my thoughts.

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