I get often irritated by people bragging, in my opinion people bragging about things they don´t master is very irritating and this is often the case.
We see lots of crap on the internet, people with no skills making money on Bruce´s name, girls in shorts with no JKD skills whatsoever (!) claiming they are instructors, give me a break , this is a disgrace for those who are training seriously!
I will not go further in that debate or I will write 100 pages … I just wanted to point it out.
And returning to the main subject regarding bragging,
Well just go back and look at what people said about Bruce, he bragged.
YES BECAUSE HE COULD and he proved it numerous times! He was the best at what he did, so if you ask me yes, I think it is Ok for someone like him to do it.
Let me quote Muhammed Ali: “It is not bragging if you can back it up ! ”
But people who are good at what they do should not be referred as braggers, they tell you what works because they KNOW and they DO, the question is: Are you skilled enough to recognise who they are?
Most of the time, it is a question of jealousy or not accepting change and new people, this is a pity but it is how the world is.
And there are so many of those, people questioning, challenging, criticising…
Criticism is Ok if it comes from people who know what they are talking about, and good if you ask me, because it is how we learn from each others.
But criticism from people who have no clue or good argument or skill, is just a waste of our precious time!
I quoted this before and I will do that again and again because I will never forget what Ted told us
“ don´t waste energy on other´s negativity”
And One of mine:
Discussing with empty brained people is no use, don´t lower yourself to their level.