the act, the doing, is absolutely critical and will transform you

adele diamond:

A lot of my perspective is based on Abraham Heschel. And one of the things he wrote is, I think, very applicable to child development because he said the act teaches you the meaning of the act. He said, “I don’t care why you’re doing the good deed. Do the good deed.” And that’s a wonderful lesson for children. Say, “I want you to do this.” And you say, “Well, you know, I’m only doing it for you. How’s that going to be any good?” And you say, “Just do it. Just do it fully and do it and you’ll get something out of the doing. The act, the doing, is absolutely critical and will transform you.”

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