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EIGHTEENTH TALK           357

force of his vices, if he happens to have any,
but it is his individual way of looking at the
thing that induces him to approach it in that way,
and to do just wfiat he does with it. Now your line
of thought-activity may be very much superior to his,
or it may not; but do not mix yours with his. When
the job comes into your hands do it according to
your lights, but do not interfere with the other man's,
because he has his point of view ; and, difficult as it
may be for you to understand it, there may be a great
deal to be said for his point of view,a very great
deal. He may see things which do not occur to you.
The great thing to understand about it is that it is
not your business to set everybody right according to
your ideas, even when you are quite sure of it. You
see the other man's way may be the best for him at
his stage, and, at any rate, remember that it has the
force of his habits of thought behind it, and you can-
not safely interfere with those. If you do, you are
just as likely to produce a bad result as a good one.
Take such a simple physical-plane matter as hand-
writing. When you are teaching a child to write,
you teach him how he ought to hold the pen. You
say the best results are produced by holding it in a
particular way. (As a matter of fact very few adults
hold it in that way at all, each man has his own way
to which he has got used.) You may teach the child
to hold his pen in what you think to be the right
way ; but if you take an adult who has got used to