Observing Oneself from the Outside
We must help children separate themselves from their nature.
We must tell them: “You see, according to your nature, you may be rude, stubborn, arrogant, or overbearing. But all that is not you; it is what’s in you.
“Perhaps you can come out of that ‘thing’ inside of you.
“Let’s try to change it together, and then you’ll discover that you are changing your behavior toward everyone. This will be better for you, and you will profit.”
Teaching children to distinguish between themselves
And the inclination within them
Is a great salvation for them.
In fact, it is the very basis of education.