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Coach Evans, Master in Taekwondo, discusses life and lessons he has learned through his years of training and interacting with other human beings.

Bushido Virtues: Meiyo 名誉 (Honor)

bushido honor integrity tenets Mar 22, 2021

HONOR!  What a topic to think about!

In Japanese, honor is meiyo 名誉.  As I contemplate honor I have mixed feelings of what the "true" meaning is, so here we go.

In my mind, the virtue of honor is exactly this: My commitment to what is right.  The application of that is debatable in as many ways as there have been Starbuck drinks.

Our OPINION on "what is right" is the main variance in honor.  What is right for some is despicable of another.  What is just a side thought to someone is the concrete backbone of another's ideology.

To me at least, my honor belongs and answers only to ME!  I choose what I believe to be right and I move forward with a commitment to answer to myself for veering off course.  I don't judge or condemn others for their differing views of rightness.  They have lived a completely different life with completely different goals, thoughts, and experiences.  It would go against my honor to even partially judge...

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