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Old 08-03-2012, 12:24 PM   #3
R.A. Robertson
Dojo: Still Point Aikido Center
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Join Date: Jul 2002
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Re: Superman

Hi Graham,

I know we disagree on the healthy function of ego, and I think there is a balance to be found between Self and selflessness.

I do wholly agree that chasing after superiority can be a trap. In particular, it's a distraction when people chase after this or that sidhhi, looking for validation of their progress.

Nevertheless, progress can be made. Some states are better than others. Some ways are better than others. I don't think it's productive to pretend otherwise.

But as for the title, it simply ties in with the song by the Kinks. I think the song conveys an almost universal urge to become better, to improve our condition, and to be more able to help others. Such desire comes sometimes from despair, and sometimes from humility. But the desire is an expression of love.

I do want to be content with who I am, and I want to feel at ease in the world where I live. At the same time, I want to be better than I am now, I want, expect, and demand a better world.

I think whenever I can achieve any of this, it's really super!
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