- No Idea! Whatever you want…
- Dressed up or casual?
- Both. Slightly dressed up but still casual. You know: Sinch’uk Tension/ Relaxation. You should know, it’s in the 8 concepts! Remind me, what’s your grade? 2nd Dan…I do wish excitement wouldn’t make you forget the essential!
- I’m not excited, what are you talking about?! It’s the 8th time that I’m going to the Euro Soo Bahk Do, it’s become a habit!
- Yes, you are, like at how agitated you are! You’re going round in circles, you can’t find your stuff, you can’t make your bag, and you’re asking me questions to which you alone have the answers!
- No, I’m not excited, but I have nothing to wear. I’ve spent all my savings on course, trips, and imaginary do-boks…I’m not going to wear the same black trousers with the same white shirt for the 8th time in a row? Moreover, their style is out-dated.
- I’ll say again, think of the ess-en-tial!
- But what is it?
- The essential? To do what one knows what to do, to recognize what one doesn’t (Socrates and Confucius agree on that point!), to great unexpected experiences, to justly appreciate one’s friendships, to build events from them. Now that’s for the “international and national relations”.
Especially, never to think one is the best-it’s never true. Not to take protocol as a substantial difference between people, it avoids all kind of complex of inferiority with the youths, and all kind of spite from the elders. It’s primordial for people to talk to each other and for it to produce something interesting beyond our belittled individual capacities and the small things we think we own.
And concerning martial matters, it’s strictly the same: there is no difference between inside the do-jang and outside.