Life Role Essay

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Life Role For every role that is “performed” in one’s life, the antithesis of that role also is performed. As I examine my many roles that I play in life, I realize that the majority of my time spent on this planet has been filled with learning. We all are eternal students, I guess you could say; this would at least be true in an ideal world. And for every individual whom consumes his or herself with being a student, that person also is a teacher. Too often the definition of teaching gets associated with a labeled person- a person with chalk-stained hands and a bright red apple upon a desk. I believe that teaching goes far beyond any one person who can stand in front of a classroom and program minds with information that will help…show more content…
In this respect I would say that this role is somewhat inherited; however, not biological or genetic, except in rare cases. These cases may include (but are not limited to), being born with some sort of defect that changes one’s outlook, thus jading their personality and making them a cynical teacher who cannot see a bright side to the world, or perhaps the genetic makeup of someone makes them cast out from the rest of society, making them too bitter to teach a lesson that doesn’t have a negative overtone. And of course there are positive ways that one could see teaching as genetic. If a child, for instance, has exceptional parents that both have an incredible strength in teaching others, then that child will more than likely be able to teach valuable and positive lessons throughout its life. This role is mostly learned, however, and influenced by various forces around us- not only other humans. I feel that my own role as a teacher… a mentor… was shaped by the way I look at life. Throughout my days, I have attained an optimistic, benevolent attitude with an underlying intrigue and fascination about life and all that it holds. Since I can remember, I have quested for knowledge and wanted to share my discoveries with others. My discoveries were hardly something that was taught in a book. It is an amazing thing to see lessons learned in your own life being reiterated and transformed into another lesson for another individual. This is teaching at its best form.
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