Ever noticed how you treat others is a direct reflection on how they treat you? To the most part anyway. There is always exceptions about this. But yeah if you treat someone with respect and you are cheerful around them they tend to act the same way around you. On the flip side if you were negative towards another person they tend to shoot that negative energy right back at you. Sometimes people if you back 100% of what you give them and other times they will give you more or less depending on their personality.

The key to the whole thing though is to stop and think about how you want to be treated. How do you want people to see and treat you. Do you want positive or negative interactions with others. What is it that you wish to accomplish with each interaction with a person. The best rule of thumb and you have heard this before is to treat others like you want to be treated.

This leads into the next topic for today. A key benefit to Taekwondo and Martial Arts training for children is they learn how to treat others with respect and a positive attitude. Right off the bat they are taught to respect their instructors, their fellow students, and their parents. They are taught Yes Sir, Yes Ma’am. To say May I and Please. They are taught to listen properly to show respect and discipline. They learn that if they do these things then that they will be treated with the same level of respect and positive attitude. Society does not always give children and teens the same level of respect as they are younger. I say if you want the children and teens to show more respect then we have to show them more respect and set an example how to carry ourselves.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do Ltd. – Northumberland County’s #1 Martial Arts Academy

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