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You know, did it start with maths? You teach quality by training a person how to do things accurately, correct use of the correct tools, correct movements, build up a praxis built on specific foundations. If you wish to plane a piece of wood, then....
How does that sound? The more tools and techniques you learn, the better--if they're put to the correct use....you create quality?
Rhetoric (as I understood it) was the art of putting over one's thoughts on a subject. I've simply held it in my head erroneously that it somehow sat in contradistinction with Veritas. That Veritas (=quality, I think, in your model) is just....there....hey, you give me a chance to quote a Shakespeare sonnet!
But, I think I'm thinking educatively--that we need to educate each other as we can and when asked if possible--so the art of getting one's message across (of creating conviction = trust? So there is some connection...bad faith, as afew wrote...curdles the cream, poisons the well...so find lots of wells and find a person whose cream is tasty!) ...rhetoric is a tool to speed...? To speed the transmission of the quality, the mindful quality--but I think that's only part of rhetoric. There is also rhetoric for funerals, parties...well, that's what I've got so far from my look at the site papicek has given us--well...
If you need to translate a quality, maybe how to plane a piece of wood, here's the wood, maybe there's a workshop, and the person over there is explaining it all wrong--but that's okay; you're going to train your students, and they'll learn well....
But we all have to learn it all, whether we like it or not...because if I fail to produce quality, yet I still produce! And maybe that guy over there, he got the bad teacher, the one who wouldn't know quality if it licked his ears--this teacher is insensible, it seems--and yet manages to have the worst teaching style, always shouting at the kids, blaming them if they fail to meet some standard of perfection he himself is far from....heh!
There is a refusal to learn, yet I believe--I think this has been demonstrated, but only in bursts--that humans can be brought to a level where "You don't have to do it. It's okay! Just find something you want to do, and try and get good at it."
And they do, because they believe completely in the support they are being offered...ah, 'tis rare, and fragile--
Ach aye, ze dreamers....
Not just how to plane a piece of wood, but...everything....and as you learn how to add quality...I must be in Chrisland now...you turn a dreamy, fuzzy, vague, unreal map into an ever more accurate map, with positive (let's not this time ponder the quality of current nerve gasses) effects in ...tonight I'll call it "the outside world"...the effects are there, for good or ill...my buddhist moment...we choose how and if we deal with them, but we choose from a limited palate if....if we haven't been taught quality--or if we are blocked in our attempts to transmit it, such that we are maybe endlessly denied the space and/or the time--both of which (learning--and creating enough time and space in which to learn) are exacting for maybe the majority of humans--you have to be able to give up, basta, enough! Okay! Time off! I need some quality time....away from these exacting and often repetitive processes....
Forty minutes, an hour and a half, an afternoon, a week, a year, a decade....and then....off!
But always adding quality--does that sound like part of what you mean by quality?
And...ah, I can't resist! You gotta give this one two minutes.
Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.
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