Yes, but what if that something that they are finding is just a place to hang out and something to be involved with. If any one of hundreds of other fill-in-the-blank activities would do just as well, is it really legitimate to take up the training time of others who are serious about Aikido...
I wouldn't go so far as to say one can learn nothing from a sluggard in Aikido practice, but if it's bad enough that all you can come up with is some self-invented lessons about patience and dealing with difficult people, is this really a good use of valuable training time? I can get much more challenging lessons of this sort just driving around in rush hour traffic, going to the post office, or calling some national customer service help line.
Last edited by Kevin Wilbanks : 10-17-2002 at 03:44 PM.