The University of Illinois, Chicago
According to a Korean maxim, "If there are three persons, including me, the other two persons must be moral exemplars for me." This maxim emphasizes that we learn from both a bad exemplar and a good exemplar. We learn from a good exemplar when a person gives us an opportunity to imitate his or her good behaviors. We also learn from a bad exemplar when a person gives us an opportunity to reflect on immoral behaviors.
Chu, Beongwan; Park, Jangho; and Hoge, John D., "Moral Education: The Korean Experience" (1996). Service Learning, General. 313.