The factions are tough to get along with, they all seperate and reform at times.
Some are the same as they have been for 30 years it seems. LT mentions it in his last post via Angela, the tough times teaching, and keeping a school open.
Most I know have a regular job and teach on the side.
The ones that can make it via MA are few and far between.
Reminds me, that the books, Art of War, and Book of 5 Rings, they were targeting the mainstream Wall street types, CEO's etc. When published in USA. It is about fighting and keeping alive.
Business is war, always has been. According to the ones who will say, "its just business"... Italians seem to mention it a lot in movies back sometime ago, now it is anyone, who wants to win at business.
Maybe, "strict, moderation" is the key? "Oxymoron" for sure.