View Single Post
Old 05-14-2009, 07:49 AM   #58
lbb
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,192
United_States
Offline
Re: Did Aikido die with O'Sensei?

Quote:
Joe McParland wrote: View Post
Mary-

What will you have to give up to hear my response the way you want it?

This is a central point, not a non sequitor
You keep talking to me as if you're the wise Jedi master bestowing the pearls of your wisdom on my obdurately ignorant head. Permit me to say that I reach mutual understanding better when I feel that I'm not being treated as an ignorant inferior, particularly when the person addressing me isn't persistently mischaracterizing what I've said and refusing to acknowledge my clarifications.