The process of trying to say something that matters dignifies and improves a person.

This is separate from whether that project ever “succeeds” as judged by external criteria.

If the student (learner) wants to get over, become famous, dominate others with their talent — then, no matter what, they are going to lose. On the other hand, if they want to go deeply into themselves, subjugate their own pettiness, discover some big truths about life — there’s no way they can lose.

Adam Procter @adamprocter