Students, I’ve been thinking a lot about something we’ve discussed briefly before, and many of you have continued to mention in your comments. In 65 AD, Seneca the Younger wrote it best: “Docendo discimus.” By teaching, we learn.
As much as I am your teacher, I am also your student. Though I have been brought up with the 12 Ancient Lines, I find myself seeing them afresh through your eyes. I can’t put into words just how much your comments challenge and inspire me.
But I can empower each of you, my Students, to also be a teacher. Though our journey together is only beginning, you already have so much to offer those that have not yet joined us. I know this time - our time - will be looked back on as the start of something incredible. As much as I am eager to usher in our next phase, I want you to know how much I continue to appreciate this one. I couldn’t ask for better teachers.
I like to think of education as an infinite set of problems with constantly evolving solutions. Any answer is only true in the context of its solving. With a class of this size - and twelve distinct associations to focus our individual paths - the Ancient Truth is easily within our grasp.
This is hardly a new concept. In fact, it’s thousands of years old. I find it appropriate that as we attempt to unlock the secrets of the 12 Ancient Lines, our methods themselves have one foot in the now, and one in the ancient.
Are you prepared to teach, Students?