Re: Regarding James Smith
I agree with David Valadez. Through the good and the bad, he stuck with his students. Hats off.
Has it occurred to anyone that perhaps the reason people cry out for attention is because important figures in their lives turn their backs on them. So many are too busy or too concerned with their own lives to listen to what they have to say and to respond positively. It is so easy to just let go and forget or send them away.
The hard part is identifying and fixing the problem (not that James has one anyway).
Life is a journey. We don't all step into the dojo as perfect beings. We go there to learn. I'm sure many of you agree that training is not simply physical but also personal as well as any number of other things. Respect is something that is learned through this training.