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Old 03-30-2004, 11:02 AM   #17
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Mark Dobro (Doka) wrote:
Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6!
Why?

Do you pressupose that the goal of life is survival? I think the great paradox of the martial arts is that to become a great martial artist you must be prepared to face death. When this can be done I think it is realised that there is no reason why your survival should be more important than theirs.

When people are attacked, or following war, as far as I am aware (and I'm no specialist)post-traumatic stress is often related to feelings of hatred. Whether you kill someone or not, hating either yourself for what you've done, or the other person, is the thing that will destroy you over the long term.

Ian
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