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Old 08-29-2003, 04:35 PM   #8
Janet Rosen
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evan sobel (pointy) wrote:
if for no other reason than to help myself or others realize that there is something of a subscribed method to all the bowing and "onegaishimasu's" we do every day in our training. the method can easily be warped into something that isnt very pretty.
There is a world of difference between agreed upon rules of etiquette that serve to oil the gears of civil society (or "subscribed methods", say, for doing medical procedures or priming walls for painting...) and the coercive division of the world into "us versus them" that characterizes both abusive spouses and religious, political, or martial arts cults.

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