The best players are often not the best coaches.
There are people who have the ability to communicate their knowledge quite well and they become great teachers.
Some people are good at knowing.
Some people are good at practicing.
Only in exceptional situations, both these qualities are found in one person.
A King or A Kingmaker
Chanakya was never a king but he was a great kingmaker.
A true knower of the knowledge spends all his energies in acquisition of knowledge and not on the exploitation of knowledge for personal benefits. If he chooses to do so, his knowledge would lose its purity as it would get biased from his personal experience. He would start believing that what worked for him was right while what did not work for him is wrong.
In reality, what work for one person hardly work for other people because everyone is so unique and different from each other.
The advice of the most successful people is hardly very useful because they never bother to know how other people succeeded in their venture.
A good teacher can give you better advice because he develops a better perspective from his experience. He has a better understanding of what type of knowledge and skill you need. His advice is more realistic and useful coming from years of experience.
A person who has never been the king can be a great kingmaker.
A great king is never a great kingmaker.
You must seek the best knowledge from anyone and not influenced by the source of the knowledge.✍🤗