posted on Nov, 28 2008 @ 10:52 AM
I have a story to tell you about a student and a teacher.
I was raised by geniuses. I was not considered one. I struggled in school.
I tried to go with the flow, but when I got to High School I rebelled. I have always had a problem with authority. I wasn't so sure that the people I
saw in authority actually deserved the respect they asked for.
I was in a math class, a subject I hated, and I used "comedy" as a social tool at the time. Class clown so to speak.
It helped me lighten a dark atmosphere at home, and the awkwardness of the teenage years. I had skipped class the day before. I had an unexused
absence form I had to give to the teacher and sat down in the back of the class.
He promptly began to discuss my absence in front of the other students, which annoyed me and I wasn't in the mood for ridicule.
He asked "Where were you, what were you doing that you have an unexcused absence Miss....."
I said matter of factly "I was sitting under a tree" I said it defiantly and he began to make fun of that. I can't remember what all he said after
that, but I answered honestly and still with my chin held high.
I never liked that teacher after that and called him Goat Man. Because I thought he looked like a Satyr.
I almost didn't finish High School because I was struggling with the authority thing.
But with a twist of fate, moved to a College to finish high school through a completion program. I finished a year early with college credit,
graduated with the rest of the Associate Degrees at the college, and then went on to a four year.
I was walking in the quad on my way to a class when who appears, but Goat Man.
He said to me "WHAT are YOU doing HERE?"
I was completely offended. How dare he assume that I was not smart enough to be in College!!
Later when I needed to do my internship, a friend of his gave me one.
His name came up. She said that Goat Man said he had always really liked me.
I said "what?" that was not my reality.
She said "Yes, he does, he said that you were honest, and courageous, and had integrity, and he told me a story about you sitting under a tree. He
was impressed that you would stand up to your teacher and be honest, he respected you for that"
Who is the teacher here and who is the student? Who learned something?