Don't Do as I Do. Do as I Say! (Part 3 of 4)
So what is the "correct" quote?
Don't Do as I Do. Do as I Say!
or is it:
Don't Do as I Say. Do as I Do!
I then realized that historically speaking, I don't "care" which is the correct quote.
Both are good - they drive a different point.
* Don't Do as I Do. Do as I Say!
Meaning, don't look at me. Listen to me.
I may be acting differently than the way I teach, and while I may have more-or-less valid reasons for doing so (creating a gap between my actions and my lessons), and while the best way to teach people how to act/behave is by behaving that way ourselves, the bottom line is this - I have some reason for not behaving in a specific way.
I hope it's a valid reason - BUT I implore you to behave in a different way (e.g. not repeat my mistakes...)
Easy example: Don't smoke (though you see the teacher smoking).
Tough example: Don't steal (though you see the teacher stealing).
(Tomorrow, final installment about "Don't Do as I Say. Do as I Do!")