Daily Post Prompt : Learning

in response to daily post’s prompt : Learning

The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence. _Rabindranath Tagore

I have learned, Learning continues until I leave this world for good. I remember when I came to Montreal, my husband took me to Mount Royal, it’s a large park where in winter part of it is used as a skating rink. Skaters go to improve their skating, jumps, triple axel and all the tricks  on ice. It was my first visit, I watched the little kids enjoying themselves, skating, they were so energetic and happy, I could watch them all evening.

As I was watching a little girl came near me, she spoke French, by my hand gesture I tried to tell her I couldn’t speak French or Skate. She extended her hand to help me skate, while it was so easy for her she must have thought I could also start skating. I held her hand and in seconds found myself down on the ice, once again she extended her hand for me to get up, I didn’t want to waste her time I immediately used my hand gesture to let her know I couldn’t skate.

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I was amazed how much patience she had for me, I was a total stranger, she treated me like a friend. Through my years of teaching I learned children are the most honest, sincere and friendly human beings on the planet. I did not learn this from any book or my teachers but by observation.

I had so much fun teaching little kids, I do not regret the fact that I did not teach older kids.

……………………………………… 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Daily Post Prompt : Learning

  1. Dear Ranu,

    I like this post. Thank you for sharing it.

    I believe the world could be healed and made whole if we could sincerely emulate the heart of a child. I like how you describe children here as “the most honest, sincere and friendly human beings on the planet.”

    All good wishes,

    robert

  2. Learning from a child profound in patience, loyal like a friend. Thank you for sharing this experience of yours. Especially as a teacher, I appreciate your message about learning throughout life.

  3. My dearest sister,

    Yes children are very honest and also, as in this anecdote, inclined towards helping. Thanks for sharing this 🙂

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