every instructor, trainer, and most high level teachers sell fake dreams…
they teach because they know how but they cant promise a certain result.
In my country we have this old social stigma that a teacher in school is a noble profession. They get paid very bad, but they devote their lives to teach kids. Thats how many people see teachers in my country.
What do i see? I see a profession that has a very rare trait. The results are not necessary or can be determined.
If you are a janitor, either you cleaned the floor or you didnt. The clean floor is what shows what you did. If you are a policeman, either you went where they sent you, or you didnt.
Well, with teachers its mostly like this - the kids who like school get smarter, and enjoy homework. The kids who dont like school, dont get much out of it. Then, when a kid is an asshole, just like i was in school, the teacher says to parents : “you have to do extra work with him at home”.
Well, if im doing the work with him at home, why the fuck is he in school?
Teachers mostly put a kid into a direction at best. The ones that are smarypants will get better, and those who are not, will probably need to do “extra work at home”.
Its not like a janitor can say “well this floor is really sticky, so i will soak it, but you come back later and clean it”.
While i am also an instructor of hand to hand combat, i came to notice that i am a bit like a teacher also. If i have students who are talanted and interested, they do get better. But there are many people who come to classes for years and they dont get better or get better so slow, that its probably not worth it.
There is a genetic component to everything and no matter what teacher, trainer, or help you can afford - if you suck at the thing, you will never be good.
In a way i also sell fake dreams. People believe that after a few years of training they will be good fighters, because they see my demonstrations and they see some of the best guys in the class do good. In reality - 90% of people who train, dont get out of this more than just fun and physical activity.