Thread: Equitable?
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:58 AM   #225
Mike Sigman
Location: Durango, CO
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,123
Re: Equitable?

Rob Liberti wrote:
Mike, I agree with Lynn that you are taking differing opinions as personal attacks on you. In my opinion, you were contributing so wonderfully to the Ki and kokyu threads. No one is chiming in to support your views in this thread.
Er, not publicly, Rob. Just as *publicly* a lot of people on this list never say much about this list, but go look at how many websites mention things like "aiki-fruits", etc. What you've just done is continue on, once again, with the personal discussions instead of the topic discussions, while adding in the sort of appeal-to-authority tactic, "no support for your side". I actually have had some pretty hilarious support on the side.
I am disappointed that you have time to post after almost every other person posts, and yet when I asked you some good questions on another thread about conditioning, and training, and strategy - you told me you didn't have time. Please follow your own advice and stop wasting time on this thread and stick to contributing positively to aikido in those other discussions.
Your disappointment with me aside, go back and look, Rob. I'll bet that I have contributed more substantive how-to's (valid one's, at that) about real Ki and Kokyu than any other person on the forum.... stuff I *wish* someone had told me years ago in order that I wouldn't waste so much time. And from some of the private discussions ongoing, it's apparently helping some of the very few that are really interested. What you want are extensions of those ideas when it's already apparent from many of your posts that you don't understand those basics yet, Rob. No offense meant. Since I have a lot of years of experience in typing out how to do those things and I know also from that experience that I've wasted countless hours because no one was able to use the information, I'm simply not going to make that error again in wasting the typing time.

And incidentally, I spend a lot of time working on the computer doing projects and research.... so when I check my email every now and then and see a post from QiJing, AikiWeb, and other places, I'll goof off for those few minutes as a time-killer and quick break.
I will choose to follow your advice and not waste any more time quibbling with you on topics that don't contribute positively towards aikido and encourage others to do the same.
Good. This tendency to go to personality discussions by the same people who keep talking about "higher purposes" and "harmony" has already set off a lot of bells to some of us. Passive-Aggressive behavior is NOT the same thing as "noble higher purposes"; it's hypocrisy. Let's avoid slamming others while pretending we're aloof from it and not really doing it, please.


Mike Sigman
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