Thread: Loyalty Issues
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Old 08-24-2005, 06:14 AM   #22
Tim Ruijs
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Dojo: Makato/Netherlands
Location: Netherlands - Leusden
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Re: Loyalty Issues

Having the courage and good intention to defy a tyrannic and ruthless daimyo equate to betrayal and would lead to one and ones entire family/clan to death then.
One must get to know their adversaries well, before (or even at all) encountering them. For this is a situation set in war. And you what they say about love and war... but then again you reflect this yourself by your statement below: think before you act

Good intent and courage may halt your advancement (ranking) in aikido especially when your instructor happens to the top gruffer in the organization - my advice: think before you act.
It is always wise to try and get the full picture of things before acting. Then if you feel you have to walk a different path, so be it. Some will respect you for it, some won't, others won't even care.
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