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I am seeing a trend here on the boards that distresses me greatly. Maybe it has always been there, but only recently have I taken notice and been dismayed by it.
Ever read these parables and teachings?
"As I and several friends were walking along a dark path one night, stumbling, tripping and falling we saw an old man standing ahead on the path with a lamp. Kind of one of those old things you hold up burns some kind of liquid. He was just standing there with the light. We eventually tripped, stumbled and crawled up to the old man. We beat him senseless, then broke the light, and continued our halting progress on down the path. Even now I think of the arrogance of that man with a light. It was plain that no one else had a light, and that the 12 of us were a lot better fighters than he was, so why show off that he had a light by just standing there……"
Best guy in a fight: "The one who brings back the most friends with the biggest and fastest repeating weaponry."…."The one with the largest nuclear armory".
Best way to approach the world: "A 9 mm in one hand, and a 45 in the other, shoot first ask questions later."
"My Shihan can kick your shihan's ass without moving, standing on one foot with his arms at his side, he uses the force for it."
To the chant of tastes great less filling: Ki, Technique, Ki Technique, Ki Technique.
Why are we training? Bragging rights? To make ourselves more bad a