Could not agree with you more.We as aikidoka sometimes have viewpoints that might be considered altruitistic/lofty /good morals.All too often people abandon these ideals for varied reasons[ambition, status /gain ]or maybe the fact is we are all human and subject to human failings?
If we are subject to human "failing" aren't we also subject to human "success"?
Ignorance may suggest that once abandon, we can never return.
Intelligence may suggest that even if we get off track, we can always return to the right path.
Perhaps integrity isn't always being on it, but how quickly we regain our direction and discipline?
Any thoughts anyone?