It’s a two way street! Well it’s suppose to be that way. Ever know someone that you wanted to say that too? You know, the person that expects you to do things for them but they don’t return the favor. Or the person that expects respect yet has none to give. The person that is quick to jump all over someone else but if you ever did that to them you’d be in the wrong. Basically this is the type of person you normally try to avoid in life right? Yup pretty much because they see the street as an one way street and not that of two ways.

You see life is a two way street. What you put out in one direction is what should come back in the opposite direction. If you are courteous and polite to others you expect that in return. If you go out of your way to help others, in some form or fashion it will come back to you. But to do so without expectations as not to be selfish.

The golden rule of treat others like you want to be treated is all about the two way street. If everyone worked towards this ideal then I believe we would be all better off. And yes I know it is hard sometimes to follow this one hundred precent as there is many people who make it difficult and challenges us but that is okay. It’s okay because it will strengthen our personal belief of the two way street and the ones that are on the one way street can only go one way and won’t be able to turn around.

So whenever you can try to see all situations and interactions with others as a two way street and see the two directions.

Master Jonathan Field


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

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