"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."?
Question:i know this is a very famous qoute by Henry E. Adams but im having trouble comprehending the last part of it.
Simply that a teacher can never tell where his/her influence stops. A teacher influences his/her immediate students, who then go out into the world and, in turn, influence their families, their colleagues, and everyone else with whom they come into contact for the next 50 or so years of their lives.
Those people influenced by the former students of the original teacher, especially the students' close friends, colleagues, and children carry on, spreading the original teacher's influence to all the next generation of people with whom they come in contact. It has the effect of a pebble thrown into a stream, rippling with ever-expanding circles, meaning it goes on and on.
To experience is to yin as to express is to yang
Through expression one has an impact upon the experiences of others.
Therefore if others are experiencing one's expression then it also stands to reason that the nature of their expression is effected by that which one expresses.
It cascades onwards like a ripple. A teacher is but one example of an individual who expresses the self.
I think it means you never know how far the words or actions you say will affect the people you do it to. Teachers are affecting youth daily and that affect can go on for years even after you aren't in contact with one another.
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