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Old 11-18-2011, 03:27 PM   #60
Lyle Laizure
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Re: how many back talk would you take?

Basia Halliop wrote: View Post
If rank is important to a person, though, then surely they would want it to be real, no? What good is a fake rank to anyone anyway? A fake rank is just embarrassing.... There's no shame in not knowing something yet -- until you start hiding it and pretending...

Aikido is important to many of us - but that should make us more bothered by dishonesty, politics, lack of standards, etc... not less...
Very good points. The thing is a person only concerned about obtaining the rank isn't necesarily concerned with gaining the skills. That type of person only wants the position, the title, and/or attention the rank gains them. It is very sad.

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