It's been my personal view for the last few years that being especially good in one field no matter the field is not something to be extremely proud of if many other fields are lacking.

I consider myself well rounded, I am physically fit, have many academic and intellectual persuits, admire the arts, and find an interest in style. I have studied philosophy in it's many different fields, nothing exteremly indepth, but i know a little about quite a lot on the subject and I have forced many of my teachers on the topic to take a day to rethink some things. Comparitively I may not be the strongest person in the world, but pound for pound I have noticed that I out class many of the people who weight more and are traditionally stronger than me, and I keep myself in shape as well. My mathematical skills leave something to be desired, but they've gotten me through life just fine (math class is another story). I have always had a healthy enjoyment of a good book, and for as long as I can clearly remember been writing, be it stories, or my own theories on things. I have come to have high standards for what I consider to be art, and have extended art into style and fashion. A well dressed man will in his own right, be a work of art, and be undeniably good looking.

To often these days, I am seeing people who want to be excellent in one catagory, but not attempt to bring the other facets of their life up to a decent standard.

I have been told by many people who are many times my senior, both age and rank wise that I am very good with my karate, and that I still show yet more promise of getting better. While I strive to better myself in the dojo, I also work to make sure that i'm not allowing any other traits to be left behind.

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Comment by Travis Tomaszkiewicz on March 17, 2010 at 10:06pm
i do focus on the things i am good at naturally, but i also keep my peripheral vision on making sure i don't get to lax in other areas.

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