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Observation then Action/Doing

The Japanese have a built in dislike of detailed instructions about how to do things; they regard such instructions as patronizing if not insulting. It is up to the individual Japanese to discover what is going on and how things are done, first by observing and then by doing. This follows the stories I have personally read, heard and experienced where the sensei often sat on the side lines and observed.
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Individual Politicians Don't Matter?

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (4 years ago)

by Patrick Appel Ezra Klein shrewdly observes: Campaigns are built to fool us into thinking that we're voting for individuals. We learn about the candidate's family, her job, her background -- even her dog. But we're primarily votin... Read Post

A. Barton Hinkle: Just Say No to Big Government

News : Reason (18 hours ago)

One of President Obama’s favorite rhetorical ricks is to insist that his opponents cannot just say no. If they dislike his proposal regarding X, he often says, then they have an obligation to submit their own. “Tell me how we get to... Read Post

Analysis of the Judge’s Refusal to Dismiss the Rick Perry Indictment

US Politics / Conservative : Patterico's Pontifications (7 hours ago)

I said this morning that I would try to comment on the judge’s order regarding the Rick Perry indictment. Here you go. I’m going to keep this short, but in order to do so, I am assuming your familiarity with this detailed post of mi... Read Post

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