A Teacher’s Tale

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Engulfed by darkness. Reaching for light.

We never really know the essence of life unless we come close to it. So, how do we come close to it? Grown up in a perfectly pampered up environment, my life would essentially circle around a bunch of cool friends, mediocre lifestyle status, scoring good grades, gearing up for a professional course and basically having fun!

It was only when i finished school and stepped into the world with an unprepared mind for the black and white of the society did i really understand what it takes to be a strong person, to win and lose, to rise and fall, to love, to fail, to fight, to cry, to live and let live.

Owing to the unpredictability of life, i can say, i have seen a lot of it. Quite a Lot! And all of that has gone into the mix for the one and onlyΒ ambition of my life. The only goal with which i get up everyday from bed. That gives my life it’s meaning.

Β To touch lives.

This is what my journey of life is all about. A university topper in computer science chosen by one of India’s leading MNC gives up the lust of the top notch corporate life and goes to become a teacher. Yes, a T-E-A-C-H-E-R . Not that an inspiring story do I have. Just a common girl with uncommon dreams starts her career as a teacher. Plain and simple.
The reason I chose this profession was because I see a lot of things amiss in our societies. I do not target those high level extraordinary qualities of piety, it’s the very basic of emotions like compassion, honesty, equality and love that we devastatingly continuously are failing at. I don’t seek a revolutionary change nor do I intend to erase those huge social stigmas from society because I know I won’t be able to do so. But I want to build up a character in my students such that they know the basic difference between the right and the wrong. To love. To live a life on principles. To fight for truth. To fail with honesty and stand with pride. To be unbiased and never to lie.

I am teaching in Eastern Public School Bhopal. It’s the only IB school in my town. Currently the class teacher for grade 6, I must say I am having a great time. This gives me just the right opportunity of instilling not just academic concepts into their brains but to train my lovely boys and girls with the essence of life.

A bit of philosophical overdose?
May be yes. But that’s how I go and I feel happy each time when one of my students stand up for truth and refrain to lie.

Opening the window to Humanity.

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19 thoughts on “A Teacher’s Tale

  1. writenlive says:

    You inspire, truly! We talk of ideals and high brow ideas but rarely do anything that contributes to a solution.
    Hats off to you!

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  2. Nishita13 says:

    Hey. Would you like to be a part of my novel?
    Inspirational write up.

    Like

  3. Hey Maryam, love your desire to touch lives and make a difference πŸ™‚ You have definitely ignited some burned out flames in many πŸ™‚ You’re an inspiration πŸ™‚

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  4. This was really touching and I could feel how much heart you put into these words. So inspiring. Teaching can be one of the most fulfilling professions ! πŸ™‚

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  5. Prajakta says:

    Teaching inspires like nothing else… Kudos to you!

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