As in nature, it is not just the seed that matters in the germination and growth of a new sprout, but also the soil, the seed’s environment. If the soil is not fertile and periodically saturated with water, the sprout will eventually wither and die. This too is the reality of how all great ideas are developed. We are all familiar with the life of Amadeus Mozart and the great supporting role his father played in the early flowering of Mozart’s career. Were it not for the fertile environment that Amadeus’s father provided perhaps the life of this gifted young composer would have taken a different turn and we would not today be enjoying the many sonatas and symphonies that Mozart produced.


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