Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience.
In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.
People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.
Accomplishment is socially judged by ill defined criteria so that one has to rely on others to find out how one is doing.
Very often we developed a better grasp of the subjects than the over worked teachers.