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Old 12-22-2012, 06:50 AM   #70
Brian Beach
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 73
Re: Just how real is violence? And where does Aikido stands in all of this?

Lyle Laizure wrote: View Post
Ahh, but just becasue someone has offended me doesn't give me the right to "regulate" them.

Regulate, used as a verb: to control or direct by a rule, principle, method, etc

I'm not saying a person doesn't have a right to defend him/herself. If I happen to be starring at a young man and he takes offense to it he still has no right to regulate my starring via physical force. Nor should he try to regulate my starring using aggressive language as this would only escalate the situation. Maybe I wan't starring, maybe I was just spaced out in thought. Perhaps I am starring but not at him but at the young lady that is in his general vicinity.
I like to be made aware if my mistakes so I have a chance to correct them. Hopefully it doesn't take a punch in the nose to clue me in. A lesson is a lesson though.
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