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Teacher’s Pet

– In the process of interacting with children, someone usually becomes the “teacher’s pet.” That is, instructors tend to like some children more than others. What’s the right way to handle this?

– The instructors cannot do that! If they do, then they are not instructors. Also, we must instill an absolutely integral perception of the group and the world in the children. Someone can’t be better than someone else! We were all created the same by Nature, we just have to learn to use our inclinations and qualities correctly. This is a necessary condition for integral interaction. This is what Nature demands of us.\

Precisely because we are so different, the connection between us produces such a multifaceted, beautiful world. So we should never cut out anything from a person just because we think it is improper. Under any circumstances, we mustn’t tie anyone to a “procrustean bed” of some standard!

The only standard that exists is to give every person the right upbringing. Then he will find his right place in society, and we will have the proper mosaic: a harmonious society.

– So my like or dislike toward someone is just an expression of my own problems?

– No, it shouldn’t be there at all! If it is present, that person cannot be an instructor. He has to constantly control himself and work on this.

– How should he work on it?

– He must work on himself individually, as well as with other instructors, to learn to treat the world integrally. Integrally means that in my attitude toward the world, I don’t divide people by any external attributes. I initially see them—and myself—as created correctly, and we just have to connect the right way. Then everything will turn out right.

You will see that there is nothing harmful in any person, whatever inclinations he may have, provided they are used correctly. These are the fundamental principles of an integral society, and I think humanity will understand them.

– Is there any point applying groundwork developed by materialistic psychology to a children’s group?

– Materialistic psychology naturally lies at the foundation of our approach to the world. We just don’t accept its canons as inviolable and sacred. When we start working on the integral upbringing in our groups, we see that new laws, new connections, and new rules emerge. And they, too, change. By studying these laws and connections we gradually develop a new set of rules for a person’s behavior in an integral society because we have found ourselves in it involuntarily and don’t know its rules. We have to learn to live from life itself.

I hope that humanity will gradually adapt to the new natural laws in which we have found ourselves, and we will try to help anyone who wants to do that.

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