Sep 23, 2023
Sep 23, 2023
When I came out the college I thought teaching was not my cup of tea. But, as the adage goes ‘God disposes’, by the time I got an employment it was ‘teaching’. I considered it a tough proposition! It is, indeed. So I resolved and consoled myself to be a ‘good and caring’ teacher rather a ‘brilliant academician’. The first one needs only lot of empathy; not brilliance or excellence. I could do that and it worked. So after some years when I was asked to move away from ‘teaching’, I volunteered to continue till my retirement and I did.
Honestly, it is difficult yet interesting one as I came across and even now coming across a host of youngsters of myriad colors and shades in their character, intelligence and behavior.
My experiences, if graphically described, can go for a book. Nevertheless, I just wish to share a few experiences with the student community.
I can keep on adding. I feel the main reason is ‘empathy’. In all my relationships I tried to give importance to understand them and feel for them. I tried to be unbiased to the extent possible.
So, the profession I once despised taught me a lot.
However, I know all relationships are transient but rest mainly on empathy.
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