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“Weekly Challenge: Student, Teacher

We all have something to share, and we all have more to learn. This week, teach us something — or share something you’ve been taught with the class.”

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I am a life long learner. The more I learn the more I realize how little I know. There is a great big world and the people who teach me things that are memorable are my children and family. But, others want to school me to just to show that they can be the smartest person in the room.

So the cycle goes, throughout Life:

Student or teacher? Windshield or the bug?

Things happen that make me think. Or, I should say, think even more. Our brains are capable of processing so many meanings for multiple words or phrases. What I heard is what you claim I said but I know I never did. You hear me speaking and think it must be about you but you are not sure because it could all be your imagination. Each day I must learn what I can and all that I wish I did not on the journey that gives as much as it gets.

See? It isn’t all black and white. There is a lot of gray in our gray matter.

A man came to the office, held out his ticket, and asked if I could validate him. The other person there gave him a kiss. I looked at him sincerely and told him “You are a very nice person.” It is all in the interpretation.

G-d must have given you so many words so you could talk out of both sides of your mouth.

I don’t care how many people show me their back. I want to meet the few who will show me their heart.

Talking to some people, like family, coworkers or adolescents can be difficult. Each word has to be carefully measured so as not to cause offense, or the implication of offense, or anything that could be misunderstood as offensive in any way. So you tiptoe around a situation or a person and it causes me to think:

How can I talk while I am holding my breath?

I know that there is silliness in our daily lives, but it is not all fun and games. However, it sure would be nice to have more fun than game playing…

If the prize goes to the last man standing, who will he brag about it to?

Have you had any random musings that you realized were more brilliant or clever than merely random? What did you learn from it? Did it make you smile? Better yet, did it make someone else smile?

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