Experience is a hard teacher. And I think I am one of her students who idolizes her way of teaching.
I am never going to be a good teacher. I just dont have the gift. I may be good in some things that I do but that is just about it. I always experience difficulty in conveying my message across and that frustrates not only the student but myself as well.
I have always believed that books only give you theories and principles that you will forget the moment you put the book away. I am a staunch believer that a lesson learned through hands-on experience stays longer on the learner’s memory and has fast recall because it has other memories associated with it.
Warning to those who know me, never make me your teacher, mentor or tutor. I would gladly answer questions but dont expect that I will give you easy answers. I also dislike repetitive questions especially if the person asking did not exert any effort to learn, or if they only exerted the barest minimum. Knowledge should be for everyone, but it is not a package that you will wait to arrive at your doorstep. Like all good things, it is something that we need to strive for in order to experience its wonders.
Don’t learn through me, I am a sorry excuse of an example. Learn with me so that we will both enjoy the journey for I too am yearning for knowledge, no matter how useless they may seem at this time.