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Teaching Blues

Posted by Krishna KBS on April 20, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Sometimes I wonder...Now, don't get heckled by the beginning; I don't mean to weary you with the wonders of the world or wander without getting to the wonder that I am wondering about.

Heck!

I frankly seem to be the one that is heckled...but anyway...

As I was saying, sometimes I wonder is it worth teaching?

Now, you may ask: Do I wonder if it is worth teaching a particular subject; or teaching a particular class; or teaching as a profession; or teaching in a holistic sense?

Well, to tell the truth, I have no clue.

SIlly, right?

Well, I will tell you my story and then probably some good Samaritan or the other will be able to help me out.

Does that sound too ambitious?

But then, I told you I am a teacher; and teachers are an ambitious lot. Call it occupational hazard, if you so desire; as we are forced to hope (Or do I mean belive? Or should I say pray?) that the students understand what we are saying, and (Please don't laugh) remember, and (Now! Now! I know it is ridiculous, but do have pity. Please!) appreciate via learning (Or vice-versa. After all, it doesn't matter. Either way, it's never going to happen, right?)

Anyway, as I was saying: I teach a batch of no-gooders.

No, I guess I am being too judgemental and emotional, and, dare I say, probably (Just a slight probability, but it exists), unjust(?)

You might wonder why I think so. But well, what one person considers as no-good might be great for another.

Don't believe me?

Then take the example of shit. Yes, I mean shit. Pure shit. No, not dung. If it is cattle's, it would be called dung, and dung is useful. But then, you might say, human shit is also useful -- as fertilizer, and hence, in the production of food.(For more details check this link: http://www.dailytech.com/Japanese+Make+Delicious+Nourishing+Steaks+From+Human+Feces/article21932.htm). So, what about dog shit?  Even that is useful, as pointed out by a learned firend (https://fatunclecheapo.wordpress.com/tag/shit/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://fatunclecheapo.wordpress.com/tag/shit/)

So, as I was saying, while shit is excreta, and hence, common sense says that it is waste, useless, and worth ejecting; other creatures in our universe might find it useful.

Wonder, right?

Now, yes, that is a wonder.

But why this shit metaphor?

I thought I was speaking of teaching someone....

Who? I wonder.

Anyway, there goes the bell; and I have to rush off now.

Where, you ak: Of course, to teach.

Who?: Well, you know, I don't want to go back to those metaphors.

No, not again!

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