If you could take a magical pill to immediately end up at home when you set off on vacation would you take it? Life is oo short to not enjoy the ride. I take aikido not only to have some form of self-defense but to take part in a comminity, make new friends, better myself and spirit and have fun in the process. Aikido is one of the things in life that is a lot more than the end result. Algebra II on the other hand would not be one of those (lots of homework tonight). Just a few thoughts.