Re: Get Over It Already!
Why do you care if other people take it so seriously? How does their ignorant or pompous behavior effect the serious student's focus? In my opinion, just ignore them. The serious practitioner is there for the long run and is focused on improving their Aikido and seeking high-level instruction. While black belt is a nice mile-stone, it is a goal to be proud to have gotten to; I think the serious and focused practitioner will view it just as that "a mile-stone". The people who have no will to improve will train irregularly and maybe come out of the woodwork for a seminar from time to time without improving...they might even quit. Therefore I think it is best to ignore the "no-Dans" and focus on my own development.
Last edited by RED : 10-30-2011 at 08:26 PM.