Because of the nature of the series I've been working on, I've been spending a lot of time just thinking and examining. One thing I've realized is that while many people write about how what you learn from karate gets expressed in the rest of your life, I do the opposite. I don't apply karate lessons to life, but life lessons to karate. The order really isn't important, because the importance rests on making connections between topics to increase an overall understanding of everything, or life as it relates to ourselves. Is this karate training, life training or something else? It's something to meditate on.