"Who is wise? One who learns from every man. As is stated (Psalms 119:99): From all my teachers I have grown wise, for Your testimonials are my meditation." Ben Zoma Pirkei Avot 4:1
The Talmud says that when you teach your son, you teach your son's son. The manner in which we instruct determines how and what they learn. If we are arrogant and impatient, our children become arrogant and impatient. But if we are compassionate, kind, and understanding, then they will develop wisdom to bequeath to the next generation.
Revolting Children (from Matilda:The Musical) Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
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