I am a Student
As I think of my family, and my close friends, I realize how much I have been a student and influenced by them especially. Life in general is teaching me also in an unceasing manner because none of us live in isolation.
I observe examples of kindness and consideration, smart decisions about planning, thoughtfulness for others, actions of character and I consciously, or unconsciously try to emulate them.
There are times also when I learn from the less positive behaviors of others.
I am also a teacher
and that thought is more than a tad scary and I say that without guile. If I accept that role as a teacher, then I am obliged to be more aware both in the present and in the future, and more aware what it is that I am teaching.
Everyone around you is a teacher. They are teaching either by example or by warning. The key is to distinguish which. – Darren Hardy
I am an average kind of guy, if I am a student and a teacher, then I conclude my readers are also. Daily, and inevitably as we rub shoulders with family, friends, associates and the public, we teach and learn and those lessons that we gain and share are helpful on both sides of the coin.
Everyone is a Teacher and Everyone is a Student.
As we interact in society, and not just with family and friends – we are shaped by the people we come in contact with, similar to river rocks rounded by the river current.
That is the nature of interactions I think, that we copy the positive characteristics of others we observe and those behaviors we don’t abide with, we inspect ourselves to detach those aspects, metaphorically learning about hot stoves without burning ourselves.
I guess I just know I have a lot to learn and need to be aware of whether I am an example or a warning!
Just sharing a thought today, thanks for visiting and reading. Thank you for reading my blog in 2019 and in the past. – Dave