The reasons that lead him to this are not so interesting although most of the time they are related to the greater understanding or performance he expects from the particular people. But the bottom line is that if they didn’t exist the lesson might not have breath. Because the monologue could not be turned into a dialogue even if it is often silent. In other words the presence of the few makes the lesson more efficient and interesting for the many. Returning to the theatrical analogy it is the presence of some particular person that can one day make the actor surpass himself. On the other hand the existence of the many and therefore of the course allows the presence of the few and therefore of the quality level of the course.

I would even venture to argue that the presence of the few ultimately helps pull the rest toward improved performance. But just as the teacher cannot be depersonalized the students cannot be depersonalized to the same degree. The teacher does not have one relationship with a set of twenty students but twenty relationships with twenty different people. The special interest the special anticipation and the special demands towards a student do not deprive the rest of the corresponding feelings. The teacher himself through a little experience will readily perceive two things.

 

First that almost until the end of the lessons he will not be able to exclude the sudden jump of a student to a separate level of quality. Which makes a lot of sense since many assimilate at slower rates and perform with a delay. It so happens that the few of which I spoke above are not the same as the ultimately excellent. Second that everyone absolutely everyone can benefit from any lesson and raise their performance to a level significantly better than that of the beginning. After all the teacher does not add anything to the students who do not already have it but tries with the method knowledge hints and thoughts that he will propose to help them make fuller use of the characteristics and virtues that they already have.

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