Re: Honorary or Earned???
In the end,
-What matters is the regular training on the mat.
-That the true enemy you have to overcome is yourself
-That the only person you have to please is yourself
-Overcoming your inner self-limitations is much more important than other's expectations of you as reflected in your rank
-Failure is acceptable no matter what rank you've achieved, what matters is how you respond
-Everything and everybody else is just noise