The beginning .... useless techniques
The response ... what you know.
The interaction ... personal contact.
The result ... usefull knowledge.
The end result ... a usefull technique.
The picture of life:
.... in the days black plague ... amongst the death and bitter life children sing," Ring around the rosy, pockets full of posies, ashes ... ashes ... we all fall down!"
Joy, love, and children at play are the constant Aiki of our lives.
Temper your learning, insights, and words with these things.
See the good in all things.