True warriors, those who have discovered what being a real, balanced warrior is all about, do not like being violent. They don't like hurting other people. They are men and women of peace, who enjoy living peaceably as much as they can, while all the time preparing for the time when they are forced to be otherwise.
But, simply because they love living a peaceful, quiet life with their friends and family, that doesn't mean that they do not understand violence or that they have forgotten how to be violent if they have to do so. Warriors understand that even though they love peace, there are many in this world would do not; there are those who love to prey on the innocent.
Because of this fact, the peaceful warrior continues to train for violent confrontations, even though he hopes in his heart that he will never have to use his well-honed skills. He understands that the best way to ensure peace is to be ready for war. The weak do not intimidate the strong; only the strong keep the predators away. It is the sheep dogs who the predators fear, not the sheep. Live a peaceful life, but keep your skills sharp. Bohdi Sanders ~ author of the best-seller, Modern Bushido: Living a Life of Excellence