Some people subscribe to the view that a student is defined by their teacher.
They believe that the student cannot exceed the teacher.
This is a 'lineage' approach and amusing when you consider people such as Einstein or Mozart.

Clearly Einstein exceeded the sum of his teacher's expertise; he is considered to be one of the most powerful thinkers of all time...
What was his physics teacher called?

Every good teacher wants the student to exceed their own limitations.

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