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From the August 1892 issue of The Christian Science Journal

HOW much suffering would be lifted from ourselves and others if we would only learn to put ourselves in the place of others. The error constantly brings arguments our door, trying to tempt us into passing judgment upon the actions and work of a fellow student. The temptation usually comes to those who have not handled, or who have had no experience with, the condition of thought presented. If the student is not carefully guarding himself at such times, there is liable to go forth the "unjust judgment" that brings suffering to the one judged, only to be deflected back upon the one judging, at the same or some future time. When such temptations come, it is well to "put yourself in his place."

The rule of the National Association, that no student of a normal teacher can study with another teacher without consent of the first teacher, is a very wise one when applied strictly to the object for which it was framed. The abuse of that rule, however, has caused untold misery to many a primary student; because of the attempt to make it apply to conditions of thought for which it never was intended.

For one normal teacher to carelessly or intentionally interfere with the students of another teacher, is a very bad form of error. Such action is not according to the golden rule of doing unto others as we would that they should do unto us. For a primary student to persist in going from teacher to teacher, like a rolling stone, is another form of error. Such students forget Paul's admonition regarding double mindedness.

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