Friday, April 06, 2007

"We make a difference. What do you do? "

I remember when I was young, I was often asked the question, and “So what do you want to be when you grow up?” My answer would be a doctor, engineer, airhostess or a teacher depending on my mood, the people who influenced me at that time or what I heard from my peers. However, as II grew, my thinking, my values, and my passion to serve the society helped me decide a career. Though the profession itself was challenging, I also had to work hard to get accepted by many of them for what I was doing. Though it does sound ridiculous, the truth is that not many revere teaching profession and teachers.

However, teachers play an important role in building the society. But these same teachers do not receive enough respect and gratitude for all they put in their work. I had to face many challenges to become a teacher. My credibility was questioned several times. Even the very educated who themselves were involved in some type of social work or the other, condemned my profession. Even more, according to these same "social entrepreneurs" working with students with special needs who they label as "mad" is the cheapest job one can do. These words are from those who have degrees, who are from "educated" families, who "seem" to be involved in community activities and care for the society more than anyone else but still do not have any respect for the "teaching" profession.
According to many, teaching is not a career or a profession but is an option, which a less intelligent or less capable person takes up.

My question to all those educated illiterates is that where did the doctors, engineers, astronauts, entrepreneurs or whatever emerge from? Where do they go to acquire those skills and improve themselves? Are they born with those abilities? How many in this world are what they are without their parents (who are also the primary teachers) or their teachers? If no one passed on the knowledge to the next generation or even to the ones who they knew, would we be what we are today? So why are those people who pass on their knowledge, values and skills mistreated? Why are they not given a better status of not the best status in the society?

My question to each and everyone out there who disrespect teachers or who do not believe in teaching profession is,“ We make a difference. What do you do?”

A note to everyone who visits this blog: Stay away from it if you don't have anything to comment but do not use it as a thrash can to dump in nonsense

After a long time when I return back to my blog I discover that someone had left 6 comments on my last blog Shradhanjali ( An ode). None of the comments written were related to the blog and were nonsensical. I am very infuriated and feel like someone has committed a blasphemy. I feel so because the blog which was littered was dedicated to my uncle whom I revere and love a lot. This is utter disrespect towards others feelings. Seems like the spammers or the hackers ( call them anything ) do not know how to attract audience towards their blogs and use all types of stupid mehtods to get the attention.

This is a sincere plea to everyone:
You don't need to leave any comments if you don't have any.
Dnot visit my blog if it is boring or you don't find anythign interesting in it.

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