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As a busy software developer and martial art hobbyist, I rarely have enough time to entertain the proposals, projects and invitations I receive from fellow bloggers.
Of the time I can spare, I have dedicated a good percentage to outspoken criticism of martial arts excesses, leading some traditionalists to ask why I bother at all.
Today, I shall kill two birds with one stone: I am starting a meme dedicated to taking myself down a notch.
I am lazy. Though I have received instruction from some world-class martial artists and Tao* masters, I have recently been squandering this precious inheritance, by spending more time working on this website than in furthering my personal practice. My bad.
I am a bad communicator. I have wrongly prioritized the pursuit of truth and accuracy over positivity and social grace, alienating those who expected only praise for their efforts. My message has been obscured all too often by hurt feelings. Sorry about that.
But my greatest flaw is probably that I am too smart, strong and good-looking. For this, I make no apologies.
Anyway, I now call upon my fellow bloggers to propagate the meme. Honest self-assessment is critical to personal growth, but if you don’t want to flagellate yourself in public, just go ahead and criticize me instead. I can handle it.
Tristan Loo, Synergy Institute
Priscilla Palmer, Personal Development Demands Success
Dave Chesser, Formosa Neijia
Galba Bright, Tune Up Your EQ
Black Belt Mama
Erin Pavlina, Spiritual Wisdom for Conscious People
Anmol Mehta, Mastery of Meditation, Kundalini Yoga and Zen
(…and anyone else I’ve crudely neglected to mention…)
Ladies and gentlemen, the floor is open. After writing your entry, maybe you can tag three of your own favorite bloggers to keep it going?
*Clarification: By Tao, I meant xiu dao, big Tao, not just tricks of the trade.