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Old 08-27-2012, 06:14 PM   #44
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Re: talking and listening

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
Since we're talking about martial arts, a reasonable expectation of a situation is one in which one party wants everything - your money, for example. I wonder if a selfless act would be effective in this situation?


Well, the original analogy was much less martial than that, but in such a case, I would agree even the best communication has its limits, particularly when the other person is effectively deaf, willfully so or otherwise. Perhaps in a more martial setting, O Sensei would be the one making the Admiral shave the rind before then making the admiral plop orange wedges into his mouth... while smiling devilishly of course!

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