I know how to run, I know how to lay on the ground and play dead. If this is Aikido - why am I spending $60/month and training hour upon countless hour, if "real Aikido" is being a giant wuss?
I took Aikido so I don't have to run away, so I could stand up for myself, etc...
I liked the comparison to doing mortal battle with...a six year old. As the ( inevitably hornrimmed glass wearing)wife of Gary Larson's amoeba couch potato so eloquently put it, "Stimulus, response; stimulus, response--don't you ever think?!"
Do we measure "wuss" or "coward" only physically? How about the moral courage to walk away from inane behavior?