Being a Teacher

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My guitar teacher once told me the difference between a concert guitarist and a guitar teacher. As a concert guitarist, he must be a perfectionist and thus set a very high expectation for himself, as well as those people whom he works with.

As a guitar teacher, he has to learn to accept that his students cannot yet meet his high standards, thus he has to be able to tolerate the lower standards. In a long run, he would lose his edge as a performing artist.

I am sure the same sacrifice, in one form or another, applies to all teachers for all disciplines. And that is why we have to be both thankful and grateful to our teachers.

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