Re: Different Perspectives and Aikido
I find that my study of the martial arts in general has pushed people away. People seem to like us if there is a crisis to handle, but then will disagree with our study and judge us if somehow they feel it does not support their belief in peace which was won by somebody going to war.
IMHO, higher levels of perspectives are more inclusive and accepting.
Some people will like you and some won't. They have the absolute right to live their lives and make their choices on whatever criteria they want (even if its based on ignorance and immaturity). So do you and I.
Accept it's not a match. Get back to your training.