One day in class we had a discussion on the premises of being part of a thing and being of a thing. The statements although very similar in make-up broke down to very different concepts. To be part of a thing is to once have not been part of that thing, to have learned about it and how to be of it and to be of a thing meant to always have been a part of that thing, having maybe learned more about it or how to understand it, but not having to learn how to be it.