posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 05:56 PM
Very interesting thread guys
i unfortunately do not have much to add, insight-wise, but have always been intrigued by these things and you have
re-inspired me to seek out understanding. It is very easy to get caught up in the distractions of modern life and the same-old ways of thinking can be
infectious, and the ego takes over once again... until something reminds you of the things you aware of in your periphery that hold importance because
they aren't the obvious things that are in your face every day of the year.
As for martial arts, with the explosion of MMA/UFC culture all around it seems the point is missed about the discipline aspect of it.. kids just seem
to want to use brute force to dominate which even if it might make them victorious in the octogon, will not help in the real everyday battles we face.