Mark Uttech wrote:
If you stay, you are lucky. In gassho
Don't believe in luck except when I am playing golf
I was just pointing out that there are a thousand different reasons for not staying in, each one that differs for each person. However, since there are a lot fewer people who do stay, it might be more likely and easier to determine a small number of reasons that people stay in Aikido.
While I would like to say that I stay in because of some altruistic reasons or for something connected with honour and all that but I simply stay in because I no longer have a choice for psychological, health, and financial reasons. I quit, I die. And some mornings, after being up all night working or playing, those 06:00 practices are a bitch.