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Unformatted text preview: and the subject matter before teaching it. Seek first to understand is the principle required in all areas of life. It has the greatest power in interpersonal relations. In my life, I have often spoken before I knew what was going on. Lately, though, I have learned to fully understand the matter at hand before I offer advice on anything. I have learned that in order to help as much as I can, I need to learn and take in all I can on the situation. Trying to help when only seeing half the picture is worthless, because I could be explaining something that does not even apply. This is probably one of the levels I practice in every day life throughout this book....
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