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Old 03-18-2009, 08:49 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by buckeyefan78 View Post
Ok, where is the meaning in dedicating oneself to an area?
That is the meaning.

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Does that person have to "master" that area to earn your respect?
No, especially not formally-- mastering too formally makes it lose its meaning. Again, I would say the posterboy, if you don't mind me generalizing things 10 times more than we already have, would be someone like Beethoven.

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And speaking of respect, what inside you (if you know) compels you to want to give respect to someone like that?
Because dedicating themself is the end-in-itself; because they see something in a way that no one else does.

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Finally, if someone does master an area (like a Beethoven) is there anything others can gain from it? Is that even important?
Yes-- it makes other people see something in a new way.
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