I'm highly opinionated, and extremely volatile. I rarely censor myself.
Sometimes, asking me a simple yes or no question will lead to an hour long rant about everything that's wrong with everything. People who have experienced this in person have repeatedly told me that I should start a blog. Apparently my rage about the world can be entertaining.
So here goes.......
This blog will be a place where I can express my frustration with all of humankind without putting my job at risk. I chose "Modern Bushido" as the title because I believe that the most fundamental problem with modern society is a lack of honorable behavior by it's citizens. In other words, I think most Americans, and in fact, most everybody, could use a little Bushido in their lives.
So what, exactly, is Bushido?
Bu·shi·do also bu·shi·do (boosh-eed-oh)
The traditional code of the Japanese samurai, stressing honor, self-discipline, bravery, and simple living.
[Japanese bushido : bushi, warrior (from Middle Chinese wushi, knight, warrior : we, wu, military + shi, brave warrior) + do, way; see aikido.]
You could probably find a more precise definition, but that is the essence of what I'm talking about.
For further explanation, I'd recommend checking out a copy of The Hagakure, which I've quoted in a previous post.
So, this blog will be about the problems that exist in a society where no one holds themselves to any sort of consistent standard, and how applying those standards might improve the world we live in.