Thursday, July 3, 2014
Why is it that so many people abandon their intelligence, their sensitivity, their responsibility and their individuality when they become part of a group? Must the rebellious spirit always be alone?
"The crowd never wants anybody to be unique--it hurts the crowd mind. The unique person is a humiliation because it reminds people of what they are and what they could have been. The presence of the unique person makes them aware of what they have missed--and they have missed their whole life. They cannot forgive the unique person, although he has done no harm to them. He has always done great service to humanity: he has brought more beauty to existence, more poetry to life, has created more songs in the soul--he is the very salt of the earth." - Osho
A Real Martial Artist is a unique person, he is never a part of the crowd. A Martial Artist cannot be created within a group, a Martial Artist is an individual that cannot be replicated. Ranks cannot represent a Martial Artist because ranks are an attempt to standardize, a Martial Artist cannot be standardized, he can never be replicated or replaced. No rank can ever symbolize a Martial Artist's unique expression.