Creation is Not Always Good
Creation is not always good. Giving birth to Adolf Hitler is not good. You may be a good person but if you teach others to be bad, you are no longer a good person. They say there is no such thing as bad students; there are only bad teachers. It is up to you whether or not to create a child; nobody can force you to create a child. Now if you decide to create a child and you do not raise this child right, you are contributing negativity to this world. If you are not going to raise the child right, you are better off not creating a child to begin with.
Now this doesn’t just go with creating children. I see this truth can be applied to teaching in general. In particular to teaching something that requires great responsibility. Teaching somebody the alphabet is one thing. Teaching somebody how to be responsible with a firearm is another. Teaching someone how to become fit is one thing. Teaching someone how to be proficient in self-defense or Martial Arts is another. A bodybuilder with an over inflated ego is one thing. A fighter with an over inflated ego is another.
There can be a group of people who are humble and shy. And because of your teachings, you have trained these same people to be arrogant bullies. By doing this, you have not contributed goodness to this world; you have made this society worse. There can be a group of people who stay home to play video games all day. And because of your teachings, you have taught these same people to go out to the streets and commit crimes. By doing this, you have not contributed goodness to this world; you have made this society worse.
Sometimes it is best not to teach, your teachings can make this world worse than it already is. When the society is mentally sick, when the society is obsessed with violence, sometimes it is better to have fewer guns out in the market. When the society is mentally unstable and spiritually lost, the way of Martial Arts may be best to be kept private. The Way of the Martial Arts will be misunderstood, abused, and exploited. The Way of the Martial Arts may be best to be transformed to Yoga or Tai Chi for the masses. Yoga and Tai Chi can be a benefit to the masses but the Way of the Martial Arts is never for the masses, it is for the selected few responsible and mature individuals who have the right spiritual readiness for the training.