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Successor's History

One of the problems about succession is this: the successor group sometimes writes a history leaving out all of the seniors and others who did not succeed or otherwise left the organization. An art never develops in a vacuum. There are usually many key seniors who contribute to the development of an art. A proper history includes them all.

An art is never just one person. Think about it -- there has to be at least one student. Usually there are many.

Politics often distorts the history of an art.


Charles C. Goodin