We learn from others. Some that we learn from are great teachers, mentors, leaders and coaches that we greatly admire and appreciate for sharing their lessons.
We learn from others. Some that we learn from present horrific behaviors that we could never aspire to repeat. We would do the opposite. Their example serves to inspire us to not think or behave as they do.
For the great ones, I am learning and emulating them with a passionate appreciation.
For the poor ones, I am growing with a passionate distaste of what I experience with them.
We learn from both. The examples both serve to help us learn.
I prefer the great ones and work to be that sort of teacher or coach. However, we should never pass up an opportunity to learn from the poor examples as well.
“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers. — Khalil Gibran —