"I want to you to do better.....but no better than me."
very well written, much appreciated and so much food for thought. I always aspired to be as good as my teachers, some of them true masters and not so much felt the urge to surpass them. but then my field is/was different (dance) and other factors came in to play, such as awe that they cared to share their art and wisdom. I was encouraged to develop in my own right, they didn't hold back and I didn't compete. be well!