Descending down the pyramid

A Tai-Chi teacher was talking about his relationship with the martial art form to his students.

‘After learning Tai-Chi for a year, I thought I knew something about it. Two-years into learning it, I realized that I knew nothing one year earlier.’

‘4 years into learning Tai-Chi, I realized that everything I knew in two years was wrong. 8 years into learning Tai-Chi, and I had to unlearn everything I had learnt in 4 years.’

‘I have now learnt Tai-Chi for 16 years. The longer I learn the art, the more I am convinced that I know nothing about it.’

The journey towards mastery is like descending an infinite pyramid. The deeper you descend, the more you realize how much there is left to explore.

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