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Missing

When a beginner misses class, he feels that he missed the opportunity to learn by being taught.

When an intermediate student misses class, he feels that he missed the opportunity to help by teaching.

When an advanced student misses class, he feels that he missed the opportunity to help, as well as the opportunity to learn by teaching.

Beginners need advanced students to learn and advanced students need beginners to learn too!

When I say "advanced students," I always also mean instructors. The highest instructors I have ever met always refer to themselves as "students" or "just students." We should all aspire to be such students!

Respectfully,

Charles C. Goodin