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#109217 - 08/16/05 01:54 AM Re: Philosophy [Re: TheWayToGod]
yuji1000 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/04
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Loc: long beach, ca., america
god and martial arts are two very different things.

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#109218 - 08/22/05 10:08 AM Re: Philosophy [Re: TheWayToGod]
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Dear "Way":

In the Hapkido arts, the Purpose of the art is to produce an individual who has the character to act to restore the Hwa of the community when it is disrupted. For us the guidelines are the O-Gae and the challenge is to face-down our demons such that we aspire to something greater than ourselves. I mention all of this because I think you may be oriented the right way as far as seeking out good outcomes for conflicts. What I see is a risk that you may become enamoured of the method (fighting) over the goal. I have known a lot of folks who once they develop good skills at fighting whether it be with their fists in the ring, or with their minds in a debate, that they begin to seek out conflicts not to produce good ends but to revel in the fight for its own sake. Just a thought.

Best Wishes,

Bruce

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#109219 - 08/22/05 10:22 AM Re: Philosophy [Re: glad2bhere]
JoelM Offline
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Registered: 07/26/04
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Wow, I didn't know TheWayToGod was still here after 8 posts and 2 1/2 years.
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We should all take ourselves seriously...and then crumple that image up and toss it out the window.

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#109220 - 08/22/05 10:24 AM Re: Philosophy [Re: JoelM]
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You know, I DID suggest months ago to the moderators, that old threads be reviewed for permanent 'closing'. I was told that mods don't like to 'prematurely' close things...after all something good might come from it.

Or, perhaps it is time to get moderators for all the forums? The unmoderated forums are the backdoors to the Razwells (sp?).


Edited by harlan (08/22/05 10:29 AM)

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#109221 - 08/22/05 10:31 AM Re: Philosophy [Re: harlan]
JoelM Offline
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You're right, we don't like to prematurely close threads, I was just letting Bruce know (yes, in a sarcastic way) that addressing his post "Dear 'Way'" would be about as productive as addressing a letter to Emilia Earhart. We don't "know" that they're gone, but there is no evidence to support that they are still here.
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#109222 - 08/22/05 10:39 AM Re: Philosophy [Re: JoelM]
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Well, as you pointed out in another thread...it is a public forum but replies should address the topic (and by inference...the original poster).

Will PM you.

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#109223 - 08/22/05 10:51 AM Re: Philosophy [Re: harlan]
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Yes, but also as a moderator it is part of our duties to guide discussions. I was merely making sure that if this discussion continued that it be continued from a point of Bruce's comments because WTG is not here to comment on his own behalf and because that discussion is 2 1/2 years old, therefore over.

End of off-topic discussion on this thread.(for everybody)

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#109224 - 10/07/05 07:54 AM Re: Philosophy [Re: JoelM]
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Thread closed. Original topic not in line in forum policy...thread not deleted in deference to Joel's comments.

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