I posted this a while back on a kung fu forum. I found it again, and it moved me so much I decided to transfer it here.First, and probably most important – Never sacrifice family for any amount of skill in any art or system. Skill in the martial art of your choice is a good thing, great thing, but the rewards are small when you compare them to the rewards of family life. I would trade all of my kung fu memories and training and skill to go back and hold my daughter at five years old again. And I would trade that memory for nothing in seven heavens.