You can't improve others so that they will improve others unless you prove to others that there is a better way than just being better. Jesus was better than everybody but he didn't have any way to improve others so what he taught was being better, not improving others. You can't adapt Jesus's way to improving others so that they improve others. It has no activist core. Every moment you spend observing how much better you are is a moment you aren't improving others by proof. I grew up learning in an example centered world. My center when I escape to solitude is an example, not a proof. A proof in solitude lacks the measure of a proof in public. Diplomacy is not a public proof. Instruction is recreation of the conditions in which I am not trying to improve others. I am trying to prove to others that there is a better way than just being better. They won't listen to anyone doing a proof. They will only listen to an example, and an example is no good unless it is successful.
Sort of high minded. But it's a note to myself I didn't think I would post until I came online.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Improving others, a better way than just being better
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