I'd say that this is itself a 'Meta' pattern. You could have just as easily said the same thing about objects as patterns. And 'Structure' before that come to think of it. All kinds of koans, err—maxims come to mind, but I'd sum it all up by saying that the job of the beginner is to explore and that the job of the experienced is to go find the missing novices.
"Never try to teach a pig to sing…it wastes your time and it annoys the pig."
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