Insult or are we just thin skinned?
To Jeff (Mills75).
“I have to admit some may think it's learning and interesting conversation to me all it serves to do is take time away from real training that I believe can only be done in a dojo. and please don't think I'm putting the forums down”
Man how many times do people have to post here that the forums are something we do AFTER we come off the dojo floor.
I posted nothing else that indicated any offence at the rest of your opinions.
Then you post:
“Thank you Rick and Marcus and I respect these thoughts and if I put down forums i didn't mean to be disrespectful cause I do respect all of you”
Okay, sounds good, but then you post:
“what one see's as a put down many would call constructive and helpful and advocate having thicker skin and realizing that it's only people sharing views.or is that only for some who subscribe to the same views most of the time. just a test to see if the playing field is level.When George Mattson asks for welcomeness and share's a certain point of view I see him called soft and out of touch and there is talk of ninety year old arguements about Uechi and it's organizations.I said what I said for a reason as a test to see if I would be the goat or the champion of free speech and thick skin.some say whatever and it's always heralded as being good for the cause and others say different and it's out of touch and a put down.from what i have seen in some posts a put down again like this post is a matter of opinion.and really not to be disrespectful truly but it seems as i have read numerous times on other threads to be offended or whatever is all dependant upon the eyes you are looking through so really I just thought i was practicing proper protocol.”
So which is it?
The “I meant no offence” or the “I am the martyr of free speech and all the rest of you should get a thicker skin and not take offence and stop picking on those with different opinions,”
Because that second paragraph really expounds on the “no offence” comment of the first one.
To repeat, it is my opinion that your comment insults those who train hard and THEN take time to post on these forums.
If you simply said you think the real training take place on the dojo floor -- okay.
But that is NOT what you said.
You said "some" (I read: The people like me who take time out of their lives to post) …
may “think” posting on these forums is learning and interesting conversation (I read: Foolish us because it isn't) …
to me all it serves to do is take time away from real training that I believe can only be done in a dojo. (I read: because clearly we are not doing so if we take time away to post on these forums.)
To repeat – I find that offensive.
I post on these forums, so I am one of the “some.”
I do think they are learning. Foolish me.
I do think they are interesting conversation. foolish me.
AND I do so after coming off the dojo floor, so don’t go telling me where I should be doing my real learning.
So, you bet you insulted me.
So how have I misread these words?
Please explain what exactly else they could mean?
Oh and I guess I am also curious that if the only real training takes place on the dojo floor and we poor fools only "think" learning takes place on these forums – What they heck are you here for then?
And understand my poor thin skin has managed to (barely
) withstand all your other opinions.