« on: October 11, 2010, 03:53:13 PM »
Andrew can be derogatory at times. Heís also very loud. Sometimes itís annoying but when you come to actually know a person, you see beyond the faÁade they put up and see what they really stand for. Probably in all our lives weíve argued with someone in a nasty way. It doesnít help your point and itís not pleasant for all parties involved, but it happens. We are human beings.
That being said, Andrew, Iím disappointed by some of the language you used and the way you said some things. Iím also rather proud of the one post where you speak about education and culture. Thatís the Andrew I know. You know Iím always onto you about your lack of brain filter.
While it is hard to be objective about things, I think itíd be beneficial to all involved to stop letting your personal opinions of people get in the way of what is being discussed.
Andy & Adam, I would be very happy to be ďas goodĒ as you all in the next year. However, my goal is not to be as good as ďAdam and AndyĒ. I work very hard conditioning and training parkour. And if all that hard work and training in a year means I come to the same level as you two than it simply means I have pushed myself very hard and dedicated a lot of time to my training. We all have different goals, different lives, and different ways of training. Itís not a competition to me. It is what it is.
And yes, while here in FL, we are making lots of wonderful progress with our community, it doesnít make us better than anyone else and I think all of us from FL agree with this statement. I just spoke about personal attacks.
Also, though, to Adam and Andy, I would speak to you privately about what has gone on. And although Andrew said some unnecessarily rude things, I cannot say you all have been pillars of all that is sweet and good. So while the FL community has made clear that it does not condone Andrews recent actions, I ask you to look at your own posts and words and see that at times, while they were not terribly wrong, they were also not of the friendly and respectful nature that I expect from two knowledgeable and esteemed members of the parkour community.