Sometimes people walk away from love because it is so beautiful that it terrifies them. Sometimes they leave because the connection shines a bright light on their dark places and they are not ready to work them through. Sometimes they run away because they are not developmentally prepared to merge with another- they have more individuation work to do first. Sometimes they take off because love is not a priority in their lives- they have another path and purpose to walk first. Sometimes they end it because they prefer a relationship that is more practical than conscious, one that does not threaten the ways that they organize reality. Because so many of us carry shame, we have a tendency to personalize love’s leavings, triggered by the rejection and feelings of abandonment. But this is not always true. Sometimes it has nothing to do with us. Sometimes the one who leaves is just not ready to hold it safe. Sometimes they know something we don’t – they know their limits at that moment in time. Real love is no easy path – readiness is everything. May we grieve loss without personalizing it. May we learn to love ourselves in the absence of the lover.
Why do no one love to stay there beyond school hours, not even teachers, what to speak about students? None would like to visit this place again if they could afford to do so?
Those who enjoy being there are the management committee members. They visit schools not to learn or further the cause of education but only to flaunt their political links and impose their fake supremacy upon students and teachers.
Some students make faces when they hear about their next holiday. But it is just their diplomatic way to appease their teachers. Poor students are under the delusion that their teachers-
- hate holidays
- are interested in staying at school beyond prescribed time and
- are unable to control their pains at the very mention of holidays.
There is no end to their such thinking about their ideal teachers until they are at primary level. They love and adore their teachers. Everything contrary to their imagination about their teachers is unbearable to them. They fight with their parents to justify their teachers. No one appears to them far and above their highly respected teachers at this stage.
At primary and upper primary level their love for their teachers, old and new ones, remains unmitigated. But at secondary and senior secondary level they are having the company of their senior class fellows. These senior fellows have the experience of staying in the same class for a year or more. They are not as naive as those who have gained entry from outside and know nothing about the class ethics and ethos.
For everything the new students will have to depend upon their much experienced fellows. The more experienced pull the wool over the eyes of new students. Most of the new entrants are weak
in spirit and take no time to surrender to the strong and experienced.
Now this new band of new and old; of experienced and naive gives shape to the school atmosphere. Before this group even the most sincere and hardworking teachers too accept defeat what to talk about students.
The bond between the two becomes rock solid with the passage of time. Every effort on the part of administration, teachers and parents to break the union is unproductive.
This emergence of this compulsive coalition shapes our education system at every level henceforth. At college level they are waited upon by hawkish eyes of our politicians. And at their behest it is decided whether the students will embrace nationalism or secularism.
A teacher plays a pivotal role in the making, shaping or even shaking life not only of an individual, society, nation but also of entire humanity.
Cast your glance around and your will find that all monumental works have been the result of a teacher’s inspiration. The creator was inspired by a wonderful teacher. Besides, there is chaos, corruption and disharmony in the society. It is because a few hapless fellows opted not be inspired to think and work better by their noble teachers.
A teacher is unbiased, always full of energy and eager to give expecting nothing in return, always forgiving unconditionally and full of love & compassion for his dear students.
Outside Schools & Classrooms
The word teacher cannot be confined only to the professional pedagogues. Rather it has a wider implication. At home parents and other members become first teacher(s). Outside an elderly person in society may be a role model while in schools various subject teachers shaping the life and thoughts of their disciples play a crucial role. Even friends like Narender Yadav, class-fellows and colleagues can also be good teachers.
A human being plays the role of a teacher advertently or inadvertently at various stages of his life and he goes on evolving himself those around him with every experience.
A Mother: The Greatest Teacher
In my opinion a mother is the best teacher for her child. So long as a child is in womb he learns almost everything there. What is learnt outside is nothing but just a formality.
When I look back to my childhood and school days my heart is filled with gratitude and indebtedness to my dear mother who like everyone’s mother made so much sacrifice to see me successful.
Besides, there were teachers from primary, high school, colleges and university. They are so many and so have so much importance to me. Their contribution in my life is immeasurable, invaluable and unforgettable.
I try to learn from everything good and bad.
I emulate the teaching methods of my respected teachers, Sh Rajkumar Verma and Sh Nikhilesh Yadav. Even today I invoke their inspiration and help.
On this Teacher Day I bow reverently to those who have teacher in them irrespective of their age.
Happy Teacher Day!
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