Re: Keep in mind that everybody is trying their best
wouldn't one be able to evolve AND have fun?
I don't think that everyone is giving his best; in my dojo, maybe half of us. But still I don't think that the fun aspect is something negative; you get satisfaction out of the feeling that you learn something and master things that were a year ago still incomprehensible to you, but you can also get satisfaction from the pure joy of flying over the mats (or send someone flying).
Nothing evil in that!