Re: Get Over It Already!
Human beings set up pecking orders of one kind or another in any group activity. In my experience, a harmonious, uplifting group dynamic depends on the qualities of the seniors (that isn't determined just by skill, by the way) and their behaviors. Healthy practice is the goal... skill is just one of the many qualities that we recognize in each other. As usual, the quality of the group activity is a constantly changing value. Trying to "force" these qualities in whatever manner makes it worse in my experience.