Monday, July 27, 2015


Years ago we had a young man train at our school who had lost his arm in a terrible accident when he was a child. We modified the forms and syllabus to accommodate his disability. Sometimes having a disadvantage urges one to overcompensate in other ways available; in psychology this is called sublimation. He had great spirit, I give him a lot of credit. Rising up to this kind of challenge takes courage. When this fellow had to move away from the area I gave him a copy of The Art of Peace, a collection of philosophical musings by Morihei Ueshiba.

Anyway, the following strip made me think of him. Again, sometimes so-called shortcomings are gifts in disguise:

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(h/t: Rational Comics)

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