Re: On Teaching Writing and Aikido
I think in some competitive programs (sports, dojo, whatever) there's the idea that somebody has to be "the best". A hierarchy can exist. There can be some jockeying for position, and sometimes, intentional tearing down of someone else to improve one's own status (whether that actually happens or the one tearing down just believes it will). Certainly that doesn't always happen--my daughter plays very competitive sports and for the most part has had good experiences.