Why people speak ill of the martial arts
You survived Thanksgiving!
And now it’s almost time for Christmas,
or as I call it,
Okay, let’s talk about people who degrade the martial arts.
I’m not talking about people outside the martial arts,
we all know they are idiots,
talking about something they know nothing about.
I’m talking about people inside the martial arts.
People who say things like,
or hold the opinion that…
My art is better than your art.
That art sucks cause it wouldn’t work in the ring.
IT’S A MCDOJO!
So I was just sitting around
and popped out 13 quick reasons
why these people say bad things about the arts,
or other martial arts.
Here they are:
people who have not studied it completely
people who have not been able to make it work
people who received inadequate training
people who received an incorrect form of the art
people listen to other people and aren’t able to think critically about what they hear
people of low character (negative people)
people who have been trained/influenced by negative people
people who think you have to beat somebody up (joy of combat)
people who have studied a little and think they know something
people who have a need to be ‘the’ authority
people who practice putting other people down to make themselves ‘bigger’
people who are general malcontents (disgruntled)
people who are ignorant and can’t think
some of these reasons overlap,
and there are doubtless more reasons,
but they boil down to one basic thing.
People who speak ill
of others, of other arts,
read the list again
and you will find that common denominator.
Haven’t been trained enough so they ignorant…
haven’t gotten a true version of the art so they are ignorant…
can’t make it work so they are definitely ignorant.
what do you do about ignorant people?
What’s that old saying?
You can’t live with them but you can’t kill them.
So the choices you have are two,
and only two.
if they can be educated
you can educate them.
Sit down, talk with them,
show them where they are wrong.
you are talking to somebody who is so ignorant
they are holding on to their ignorance like it was a banner.
Here’s the thinking behind that:
I’m right and if you try to educate me
then you are attacking my rightness and I will kill you.
read that again.
If you try to smarten me I’ll hurt you.
That’s a mantra for idiots,
and yet it is prevalent in the world.
It is probably,
if you think about it,
political rule number one.
But don’t get me started on government.
the first solution,
while it is the preferred,
is only rarely able to be applied.
And that leaves us with rule number two.
I’m going to speak French here,
just to let the easily offended know,
so they can plug up their ears.
my personal solution,
the way I get through life while surrounded by idiots is
Stay away from assholes.
There it is,
I think this is the first time in over a thousand newsletters
that I have used bad language.
But we can transcribe that to English…
STAY AWAY FROM IDIOTS!
if you rub elbows with idiots,
with the truly ignorant,
you risk getting their ignorance all over you.
You will get involved in all sorts of unpleasantness
as they hang on to their ignorant ‘rightness’
and try to hurt you.
why do I speak of this here?
because people should learn how to survive
the stupidity of this world.
there might be an ignorant person reading this.
And I am really hoping
that they scratch their head,
wonder if I could actually be talking about them,
and perhaps even start the arduous journey
to the land of critical thinking.
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