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    Influential people or not?

    My wife is a teacher so we talk a lot about how teachers influence their students. I have spent days thinking about specific life lessons I can remember from specific teachers but can't remember any. I can remember educational things like math and language arts but no "life lessons". My parents were of far greater influence in my childhood. FYI I went to Catholic school K-12th grade.

    Do you recall any influence your teachers had on you?


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    Re: Influential people or not?

    I learned a life lesson from my high school math teach when I thought it would be a good idea to drench him with my car while he was walking next to a puddle after school.

    Don't drench teachers next to puddles with cars.



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    Re: Influential people or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    My wife is a teacher so we talk a lot about how teachers influence their students. I have spent days thinking about specific life lessons I can remember from specific teachers but can't remember any. I can remember educational things like math and language arts but no "life lessons". My parents were of far greater influence in my childhood. FYI I went to Catholic school K-12th grade.

    Do you recall any influence your teachers had on you?
    That's a good question. I had teachers who I very much admired - taught me about their own good work ethics, how to be an effective public speaker, the importance of different skills. I don't know if those qualify as life lessons, though.


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    Re: Influential people or not?

    My Mom was a teacher and I learned a life lesson from her: When discussing salaries, never point out teachers only work 9 months out of the year.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Influential people or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    That's a good question. I had teachers who I very much admired - taught me about their own good work ethics, how to be an effective public speaker, the importance of different skills. I don't know if those qualify as life lessons, though.
    Id say that definitely would count.



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    Re: Influential people or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Id say that definitely would count.
    I definitely have used all of those things long-term!


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    Re: Influential people or not?

    All of my teachers taught me a very important life lesson.

    Don't be a teacher.



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    Re: Influential people or not?

    But isn't that why every young person is a liberal. Indoctrination.


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    Re: Influential people or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by kchacker View Post
    I learned a life lesson from my high school math teach when I thought it would be a good idea to drench him with my car while he was walking next to a puddle after school.

    Don't drench teachers next to puddles with cars.
    You should probably finish that story



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    Re: Influential people or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    My wife is a teacher so we talk a lot about how teachers influence their students. I have spent days thinking about specific life lessons I can remember from specific teachers but can't remember any. I can remember educational things like math and language arts but no "life lessons". My parents were of far greater influence in my childhood. FYI I went to Catholic school K-12th grade.

    Do you recall any influence your teachers had on you?
    They influenced me to not become a teacher lol



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    Re: Influential people or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    But isn't that why every young person is a liberal. Indoctrination.
    I was a staunch conservative growing up. I'm far more liberal as an adult than I was as a teen or young adult.


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    Re: Influential people or not?

    Man, I thought this was going to be a "random post a picture of some random person" and see if they are influential or not?



    Ex. Brutus Beefcake - was he influential?

    I would say... no. I mean, people were using scissors before him.



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    Re: Influential people or not?

    I was fortunate (and sometimes UNfortunate) enough to have parents who were actively involved in all aspects of my childhood. Most of my life lessons learned came from them. However, I did have several teachers who I admired and even loved.

    The elementary teacher I had in both 3rd & 5th grade encouraged my interest in math, and helped a lot with my self-esteem (I developed early, mentally and physically...that can really make you a target in elementary school).

    A choir director in high school was the affectionate dad that my father was not. Don't get me wrong - I never doubted Daddy's love...he just wasn't all that good at praise, and sometimes it left me feeling that nothing I ever did was good enough. Jack the Bear (named for his bear hugs, now taboo in these modern times) treated us all as his kids, and was equally good at praising and critiquing...both of which were frequently accompanied by the afore-mentioned bear hug.



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    Re: Influential people or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingCY View Post
    Man, I thought this was going to be a "random post a picture of some random person" and see if they are influential or not?



    Ex. Brutus Beefcake - was he influential?

    I would say... no. I mean, people were using scissors before him.
    I think this one qualifies as a definitive NOT!!!



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    Re: Influential people or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    I was a staunch conservative growing up. I'm far more liberal as an adult than I was as a teen or young adult.
    Ditto.



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