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how many art teachers really wanted to be artists; but for some reason (afraid of failure, didn't want to be a starving artist...)became teachers instead.
I just came across this in a college reading assignment:
"Clara Shear, a wise professional, ...counseled her students to teach others as a way of enhancing their own skill. Shear [said] that [one] would cease to grow...unless [one] gave to others what [one] had learned, for in the process of teaching...one enhances one's own talent."
--Charles V. Willie, Harvard University