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Old 07-10-2000, 08:48 AM   #5
Dojo: FSU Aikido Club
Location: Tallahassee, FL / Miami, FL
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 51
Lightbulb In response to Pete's

Pete wrote:
The people who mock don't do it out of 'ego' they do it out of fear of the unknown, or jealousy because they can't do it themselves.
I agree with you, Pete that the mocking does stem originally from fear. To take it another step, I believe that the ego forms as a defense mechanism to protect one from the pain of fear. Jealousy to me appears to be the fear of ego-damage, i.e., a fear of loss in one's social identites. At any rate, I enjoyed your post and I think it enriched my original thread post quite a bit.

Thanks Pete,

hara-kiri for the fear-mongers,
sushi-waza for the peace-makers.

--The great dream shared among my friends--

--Please see [u]Aikido and the Harmony of Nature[u] [i]illustration:[i] p. 125. Mitsugi-san, I taught you aikido in my former life, and no
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