The Master Puppeteer by Katherine Paterson

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How is the balance between spiritedness and subservience to "manners" different between Jiro's world and ours?

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In Jiro's world, selfless , large-hearted leaders and teachers (from parents upward) understand that unscrupulous, evil-minded, small-hearted people are prevalent in life and that their presence sets up unjust, harmful and even destructive obstacles or even impassable barriers to good, desirable and appropriate end results. In Jiro's world, the selfless master teachers manipulate events so that students, like Jiro, encounter such obstacles and barriers in a safe environment (like in their...

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