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Reminding ourselves of what we already know (or think we do)

I’m a (Catholic) student of the Jewish ethical practice known as Mussar. Our main class text is Ramchal’s (Rabbi Moses Hayyim Luzzatto) The Path of the Upright. In the introduction, Ramchal tells his readers that his purpose is not to teach something new, but to remind us of what we already know. I was reminded of this concept while reading Paul Jarvis’ charming little motivational book for Creatives, The Good Creative: 18 Ways to Make Better Art. See, while I’ve been at this “creative” business of writing and publishing for decades now, and can truthfully say that there is nothing
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