I think one of the tell-tail-signs of someone who studies Torah for personal gain, is a perceivable communication focused much more on sharing what they know, rather than uplifting the knowledge (and lives) of their students. When this is factored into the understanding that "a teacher is measured by their students", it should not be surprising that these individuals are soon forgotten, leaving no legacy of multi-generational students behind. As the principle states, "To be a great teacher/leader/father - one must first be a great student/follower/son." We pray a reminder to ourselves every morning that Hashem uplifts the lowly. Uplifting is the natural order of process that follows sincere humility. Unfortunately, forced uplifting (taking a position that was not ordained by Hashem) normally results in humiliation. But I guess that would mean being patient... and who has time for that!?! ;) Thanks for the thought-provoking post!