Friday, June 05, 2009

More Meaningful Than Any Administrator's Words

Just got this from one of my college students. This guy had a lot of emotional problems, but he made it through and he always made me laugh. The images above are some of the messages he would put on the board for me to find when I entered the class.

Thanks for being such a great teacher...but more so for acting as a Guru and helping me through a rough patch. Your wisdom and strength taught me more about myself than Math 123.....I just want to say.... THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Your Student Forever,

Just wanted to leave you with this.....
Here's the thing that makes life so interesting, the theory of evolution claims that only the strong will survive, maybe so, maybe so, but the theory of competition says that just because they're the "strong" doesn't mean they can't get their asses kicked, that's right, see what every long shot, come from behind, underdog will tell you is this: the other guy may in fact be the favorite, the odds may be stacked against you, fair enough, but what the odds don't know is that this isn't a math test, this is a completely different kind of test, one where passion has a funny way of trumping logic, so before you step up to the starting line, before the whistle blows and the clock starts ticking, just remember- out here the results don't always add up, no matter what the stats might say,and the experts may think and the commentators may have predicted, when the race is on, all bets are off. DON'T be surprised if somebody flips the script and takes a pass on yelling uncle....and then suddenly, as the old saying goes "We got ourselves a game".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful. Congratulations, both on the job, and on the fact that they really noticed.