Thread: Ueshiba's Aiki
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:20 PM   #316
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Re: Ueshiba's Aiki

Keith Larman wrote: View Post
The same could be said of a 6-year-old with his fingers in his ears saying "La la la la la la I can't hear you."
Very good example, Keith!

One's internal strength need not be used to please another, nor must the "technique" conform to what anyone finds acceptable. For instance, we know that indirect passive-aggressive pot-shots can bolster our sense of self-righteousness through belittling and bullying another; but really they're just words, a "technique" employed to bring circumstances into conformity with our own worldview--just like that six-year-old... You hear me, right?