Who is the person in your life who can do no wrong? Describe this person and tell us why you hold them in such high esteem.
I saw this prompt last evening, since then I tried to think who might that person be. I cannot find such a person, it goes to show there is no such thing as a perfect person as there is none who can claim to be perfectly happy.
If I could find a person
who can do no wrong,
I’d fill my day with
a beautiful song .
Unfortunately it’s something
That’s never meant to be,
I have no regrets
Please believe you me!
Explain your biggest regret__ as though to a small child.
I have spoken to children as part of my job, they were curious ready to learn, which made my job easier.There was a boy named Mark in my class, he was a very talkative child once I told him to go back to his seat, in reply he said, “Why?”
I said: “because I’m telling you to do so.”
Mark was in a playful mood that day, he repeated again: “why?”
It seemed he wanted to linger on to see what my next move would be, this time I said, “I’m your teacher, you must listen to me.”
Not willing to give up, he said: “but you’re not my boss, are you?”
I smiled and told him: ” in this classroom I’m your teacher and your boss.”
He smiled back and replied: “okay I believe you, now I’ll go back to my seat.”
I did not have any regrets but I was curious to know what else he’d come up with, it was a friendly dialogue which the rest of the kids also enjoyed.
What’s your biggest regret?How would your life have been different if you’d made another decision?
We are human beings after all, we are never satisfied with what we have we feel life would be different if we made a different choice.
As a child growing up I loved to learn to sing, because music was my favorite, I loved to listen,sing, I enjoyed it immensely. My mother thought it should only be heard and enjoyed, it wasn’t something you spend your days learning, in other words it was not a career her child should choose.
She wanted her children to have the right education, music wasn’t one of them. So I studied, art,history,geography and all the other subjects which counts to have good education.
Regrets,sure mine was I could have studied and learned to sing as well,but that was not an option, I was only twelve or perhaps thirteen,what did I know, at that age I needed guidance and my mom helped me with it.
Time they say heals all wounds, I suppose mine is healed too.
Pinpoint a moment in your past where you had to make a big decision. Write about that other alternate life that could have unfolded.
There was a moment in my past when I was torn between getting married or continue my education. I chose to get married. I thought I could study as well. It didn’t happen .
My aim was to study M.Ed after B.Ed , I completed B.Ed and was lucky to be accepted in the M.Ed program, even though I did not qualify, because the prof. Dr. Elliott told me I was too young, I did not have teaching experience which was one of the prerequisites. I remember arguing with him, he looked at me and agreed if I passed the battery of tests each candidate has to go through. I passed the tests and a week later got my acceptance letter.
When we are young we never think of the consequences of our decisions, without thinking I took a job in a school, it was my biggest mistake, I thought I could leave the job anytime to continue my education, I wrote my resignation letter but it wasn’t accepted. I never gave up hope for sometime,in the end I had to bow down to the phrase, “Man proposes ,God disposes.”
Had I stuck to the decision of completing my M.Ed degree things could be different, we were guaranteed a scholarship to the States for further studies after completing the M.Ed. Research program. I’d probably get to teach in the States and who knows how my life would be.
That was the past and I have no regrets I’m happy how things are for me now.
There are a few.Should I treat them as regrets or follies of my life?
When I think seriously,I probably could have avoided a lot of things that bothers me today. I wanted to help a student by letting her stay in my house. I didn’t have to do it ,I was under no pressure. I thought I was saving her the expense of renting a place and everything else.It turned out to be a nightmare. Out of all the regrets this probably was the worst.