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Popularity 6Viewed 3967 times 2015-12-2 18:08 |Personal category:Life|System category:Life| life, student, teacher, learning, virtues

Many of us know that learning is an on-going process in life but most of us fail to realize that even teaching is a kind of never ending process. Yes. Teaching. We have become so focused in assigning specific roles to ourselves and to all those surrounding us that, in the end, we have forgotten about this one role that we have to keep playing every second of our lives. So engrossed in essaying for other roles, we tend to ignore and sometimes even fail at this small but significant role.

All of us, right from a newborn baby to the old stumbling grandpa, right from any creature dwelling in this earth by our side, we are all teachers. Who said teaching is restricted to a four-walled space that we call classroom?

It took me my university life to understand that teaching does not just happen in a classroom. It took me years to realize that no matter where I go, no matter what I do, there is always a "someone" who is right there, teaching me something.

Every morning, as the first rays of sun strike, the chirping birds teach me that no matter how hard I try, I cannot go back to the previous day but instead I should embrace this new day and vow to make best use of it.

As a medical student in China, the doctor who tries hard to overcome barriers of language to make academic knowledge reach out to me, teaches me that no obstacles can withhold knowledge.

Patients at the hospital teach me that no matter what ailments try to bring them down, it takes just a little bit of courage to stand up and keep fighting rather than accepting failure.

The person who has difficulty in talking imparts to me the knowledge of how powerful is the right to speech. It is very easy to misuse this right but I have been taught to weigh my words carefully before talking.

The wars being waged in other countries teach me about the importance of a human life, humanitarian values and the disastrous effects of violence.

The people around me constantly teach me about myself, the one with vices teach me to never follow his path while the one with even one virtue inspires me to try and adopt that virtue.

As a young adult in this world, I realize that I am also a teacher. I choose to be someone with a positive influence and I try and use the knowledge I acquired from other "teachers" to help me teach others. I wish to teach others to be successful where I failed, I hope to inspire people to take up the virtues that will one day make the world a better place.

As dusk settles in and I retreat back into my world, I finish the day with only one prayer,

" I hope today I was a better student and teacher than yesterday and I promise that tomorrow I will be a better student and teacher than I was today..."


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Reply Report Dracarys 2015-12-3 15:23
totally perfect is impossible ..
Reply Report poetic_phoenix 2015-12-3 23:09
Dracarys: totally perfect is impossible ..
true... but better than yesterday always exists
Reply Report SEARU 2015-12-4 09:39
We often say that it is difficult to be a man living on the Earth under the sky since one person could not satisfy one hundred people! ------It is more hard to serve one thousand students in the school yard as 'an engineer of human spirit'!
We  would like give out more fresh definition to the word of teacher through our creative job!
Reply Report seneca 2015-12-4 22:49
Your lesson has taught me humility, Poetic_Phoenix, not so much through words but through the beauty of the thoughts laid out in front of us. Thank you, Poetic!
Reply Report poetic_phoenix 2015-12-4 23:02
seneca: Your lesson has taught me humility, Poetic_Phoenix, not so much through words but through the beauty of the thoughts laid out in front of us. Thank yo ...
thank you dear
Reply Report teamkrejados 2015-12-5 09:27
As you so well point out, even as teachers we are students. You've given 'never stop learning' a whole new meaning. Thank you!
Reply Report poetic_phoenix 2015-12-5 18:10
teamkrejados: As you so well point out, even as teachers we are students. You've given 'never stop learning' a whole new meaning. Thank you!
  that's a new lesson that you have just taught me
Reply Report poetic_phoenix 2015-12-5 18:13
SEARU: We often say that it is difficult to be a man living on the Earth under the sky since one person could not satisfy one hundred people! ------It is mor ...
yes indeed, I believe being a teacher is the most challenging yet the most interesting role
Reply Report lavanya 2015-12-6 02:26
A beautiful useful piece of message to the world at large
Reply Report MichaelM 2015-12-6 05:46
What a touching, sincere, heart-felt message!! Thank you for writing such a beautiful piece. If everyone (especially teachers and students) read this, it would indeed reach the core of their soul and inspire them in both teaching and learning.
Reply Report poetic_phoenix 2015-12-7 20:21
MichaelM: What a touching, sincere, heart-felt message!! Thank you for writing such a beautiful piece. If everyone (especially teachers and students) read this, ...
thank you so much  

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