While I was growing up, I went to a Mormon church. An important concept I was taught was humility. In the Mormon church, humility has a slightly different meaning than the dictionary.

Humility is the state of being teachable.

It’s an important lesson.

I bring this up due to recent trips into the world of editing for others. One did not like what I had to say, asking me to stop editing eventually. The other took what I had to say and approached her prose from a new angle.

Between them, the first was a much better writer, but the second will eventually go further if that person has the drive.

No matter how skilled we are, we can always learn more.

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