I was showing my son, the texture of sandpaper and was trying to explain to him, that sandpaper, with its rough surface, is used to rub on rough surface to make it smooth.
Interesting, isn’t it?
In order for a rough surface to become smooth, we have to use a another rough surface to rub it to makes the rough surface smooth, not rubbing a smooth surface to make a smooth surface. Sure a soft, smooth paper can be used later to buff the smoothed surface to a sheen. But before it gets to the sheen, we have to get rough with it.
So we need to examine ourselves, are we rough and hence require rough treatment to help us becomes smoother, or we have reached a degree of smoothness that if rough treatment is applied, will cause more damage than good?