Life Role

1739 WordsFeb 4, 20027 Pages
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 pass…show more content…
The reason for this being that both are exuding and teaching a portion of what is essential to their character, and both are picking up on what the other is teaching and going in a continuous circular motion of teaching and learning, yielding many similarities. I have noticed this with many friends of mine and also with the children I have spent time with thus far in life. Children see most adult figures as role models and try to pick up on parts of who they are. This is why the "shadow game" is very common among the younger age group. This is why I have always attempted to put my best foot forward, so to speak, and be a positive role model. It is also why I try to keep a passion for learning because I never know when someone may intake that part of who I am. Personally, I feel that I have learned most of what I feel that I can learn and/or teach from my mother and my grandparents. My mom is what I like to call a constant seeker of information. She can never be content without knowing all that is possible to know at a certain time, and she does an excellent job at relaying this information to others. My grandparents, on the other hand, are the most fantastic teachers the world has ever seen in my eyes. They fit in well with the concept of the stereotypical grandparents who spoil their grandkids rotten and teach them valuable lessons on the way. You know, the sort of stories
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