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Old 06-25-2009, 10:39 AM   #23
Dojo: Aikikai de l'Université Laval
Location: Sainte-Catherine-de-la-J.-C., Québec
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 292
Re: Not coping with the new sensei

How can you develop the spiritual dimension with an instructor that is undeserving of respect? Why would I follow someone I can't respect? It doesn't matter if it's customer - service provider relationship or something deeper and more personal.

People don't need to be perfect. But there are minimal norms in society of how people are expected to relate to each other. A minimum of respect and concern for others is one of the most important basic social norms. I consider this context independent.

Jonathan Olson
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