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Old 06-17-2010, 10:00 PM   #19
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Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 18

Thank you Keith and thank you Peter for clarifying that definition. Great dictionary.

Naturally a word can have positive or negative values depending on how it is used (and who uses it). In that BP quote they are using outlier like ronin or lone wolf pejoratively. But of course for some people a ronin or lone wolf might be something to admire.

So someone who thinks we need to supplement our aikido with other training might consider the word outlier (in this budo context) to be positive.

But someone who believes ni to wo oumono wa ito wo mo ezu - 二兎を追うものは一兎をも得ず - if you chase two rabbits you end up not catching even one - might think the word outlier itself is negative.

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