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Old 09-25-2009, 01:01 AM   #16
John Matsushima
 
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Re: Objecting to "Traditional Respect"

I always wondered about how some people can call bowing a form of respect, but not trust the person enough to take their eyes off of them for even a second. To me, if you don't trust someone even that much, you can't say you respect them at the same time. If you think someone might attack you, then why bow to them???

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