In the last few weeks, a couple things came together and the result is this (long) post. Here’s the list of events:
- Somebody asked about blogging and I responded. Part of my response was this:
If you really want to make money blogging, you’ll have to work hard and probably go for business models that aren’t always as cool. Not my thing, but to each his own.
- I had a discussion with another instructor/author about training methodology, cross training and the value of traditional martial arts. It took me a while before I figured out we weren’t talking about the same thing. I think he’s right in what he said. I also think I’m right in what I said.
- Branimir Tudjan said the following in the interview I did with him
First I would like to thank you for your interest in my MOSS video and for conducting this interview. You know, in the so called martial arts world which is nowadays unfortunately full of big ego “grandmasters” or “guru’s” and where every “expert” perceives others (and their systems) as a potential threat or less “realistic & effective” system then their own, it’s a pleasure to meet a person and a colleague like yourself who is competent, mature, confident and open minded. I am also genuinely impressed with your work with Paladin Press.
- Somebody got the ball rolling on important life lessons, things that suddenly clicked. I wrote:
Mine was: just because I’m right about something, somebody else isn’t necessarily wrong about the same subject. And vice versa.
All these things combined are what lead up to the title of my post here.