THE MARTIAL ARTS SYSTEM OF AIBUDO

The Guy In The Glass



An extremely important piece of
philosophy of unknown origin that all martial artists should relate to.

"THE GUY IN THE GLASS"

When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,
And the world makes you king for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that guy has to say.

For it isn't your father, or mother, or wife
who's judgement upon you must pass.
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the guy staring back from the glass.

He's the fellow to please, never mind all the rest
For he's with you clear up to the end
And you've passed your most difficult, dangerous test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.

You may be like Jack Horner and "Chisel" a plum
And think you're a wonderful guy
But the man in the glass says you're only a bum
If you can't look him straight in the eye.

You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you've cheated the guy in the glass.

E-mail:  Shihan Dennis L. Wissler Director of the Aibudo System