Confucius said: “How could I possibly dare make the claim that I am a man of great wisdom or virtue? However, it can be said that I never grow weary of learning and never get tired of teaching others.” Gongxi Chi said: “This is exactly what we disciples cannot learn to be.”
It brings to mind the old saw that the best way of learning something is to teach it. I was reminded of this when I recently gave a presentation. By the end of the class, I felt I had learned far more from the other participants than I had contributed.
I suspect that there were many times when Confucius felt the same way….