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13 ...to acknowledge their debt to the work of others. When students come to school, they are still working through the stage of self-centeredness, the notion that the universe revolves around them. How do we help them to grow and develop through this stage without negativity and with a growing concern and understanding? Being grateful for others’ work is an important aspect of this process. To gradually mature from the feeling of being owed to the feeling of being in debt is critical. “One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.” —Chinese Proverb “I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.” —Kahlil Gibran “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” —Pericles