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Old 06-09-2006, 09:21 AM   #16
Kevin Leavitt
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Re: Of self defense

[/quote]how difficult is it to not hate that person?[quote]

I have not had to actually kill anyone thank goodness! as a soldier I have never really developed a hate for my "enemy".

There is a certain pychology that goes into using force and violent action. Maybe some of our police brethren can share.

One of the best reasons for practicing aikido is to be able to employ force and violence in a more compassionate manner. Not an easy task for sure!

Read "On Killing" if you want an idea of the mentality and the baggage that goes with using severe violent action. It is miitary centric, but can be applied to society as a whole.
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