”The most characteristic educational procedure of my first teacher was…

“The most characteristic educational procedure of my first teacher was that, as soon as he noticed that I was becoming familiar with any particular craft and was beginning to like it, he immediately made me give it up and pass on to another.
As I understood much later, his aim what not that I should learn all sorts of crafts but should develop in myself the ability to surmount the difficulties presented by any kind of new work.”

G. I. Gurdjieff
Meetings p. 251