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Old 03-18-2008, 03:44 PM   #2
R.A. Robertson
Dojo: Still Point Aikido Center
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 345
Re: Courage, Compassion, and Class

"Class: a group called to service; students meeting regularly to study the same subject; a period or meeting; a course of instruction

Class: social rank; an example of outstanding quality or prestige"

Hi Lynn,

I really like the way you're using the term "class" here. I think people tend to get confused about these issues, and we wind up stumbling over ourselves a bit.

We think any attempt at "class" tends to be elitist, and yet the urge towards excellence is strong, and frequently worthwhile. It isn't about being better than everyone else -- it's about reaching for whatever is good.

Can we combine the definitions? Class: a group called to service of the outstanding, the noble, high quality, and exemplary.

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