I have realised that I prefer to be a student rather than a teacher. There’s less pressure and I get to ask questions rather than provide answers. And I can fail as much as I want to—it’s almost the imperative of a student to fail, in order to stumble her way towards learning more.
But in the end every student is a teacher and every teacher (if she wants to be effective) is a student.
We must maintain an openness—and not only that, but a love and a hunger—for life-long learning. If we stop learning, we become birds whose wings are clipped.
We cannot fly without our wings.