Perception - Student and Teacher


From time to time, I like to dabble in my own understanding of Life and I do my best to convey the message I want by using as many words as I can to describe what I am talking about. However, this particular article(Hub) is going to be fairly short because the topic isn't complex to explain.

The most important aspect to be learned is that you will always continue to learn even if you don't want to. You learn through knowledge gained and this includes any experiences you may or may not had. To put in to a better perspective, it's not about ego. If you're unsure about ego, then feel free to check out the hub I wrote after you finish with this one.

The Student = Always Learning To Improve = Self Interested

The Student: The student inside you believe or not is the person who decides to question things, so as to learn from them. This type of person will constantly learn from things around them and be able to recognize what they are to learn from an experience. How you learn stems from your honesty about your self. If you're honest with your self, then learning will be enjoyable. Having an enjoyable experience as such would lead you to be open minded about things you've yet learned about.

A self interested person is someone who is more interested in knowing more about themselves and looking for ways to improve upon the person they are at that point. Why? So they can see the path they want to walk in their life is, the path they are walking. This type of person displays a very unique nature about themselves because it comes from honestly assessing oneself and one's actions. It's pleasant to be around them.

The Student is your conscience, begging you to feed it experience, knowledge, creativity so it can create wisdom.

Wisdom: There's always going to be someone who is smarter than you. There's always going to be someone dumber than you. There's always going to be someone who is wiser than you and there will also be people who you are wiser than. The object is to know when it is your time to learn and what exactly are you to learn, either gain in knowledge or earn in experience. There's no place for ego here.


The Teacher = The Giver of Knowledge and Experience

The Teacher: The teacher is the giver of knowledge and experience. You will gladly teach someone how to do something if they don't know how to do it. You have the understanding that patience is required to complete the task and give your time to educate those who need it. Therefore, you pass on whatever knowledge and/or experience you've gained to enrich someone else's life.

The Teacher = Humility - Love - Compassion all rolled into one action.

Be humbled by the opportunity to spread your knowledge and experience. Be honored by the person who has chosen you as a guide. Use your love for yourself to spread love to others via giving when asked to give. Your love for yourself will ensure you learn to have compassion for those who do not know how. There's no place for your ego here either.


Conclusion: Everything brought into perspective

It is important for you to realize something which might have escaped you until now. Everything you do is considered an action. Even if you do nothing, it is still considered an action(non-action). And all actions have two things in common (a) consequence and (b) reaction.

If you do nothing, there will be a consequence for doing nothing and there will also be a reaction from those who are around at the time you do nothing. Now, if you do nothing and then someone else is harmed by something you could have prevented, but did nothing to prevent it, then the reaction you will receive will not be of the expected result of you doing nothing. Meaning, that you might think that doing nothing is fine and see no problem with doing nothing, but because of ego you fail to realize it was your responsibility to prevent it from happening. Conscience would have been screaming at you to do something, if anything to help.

If you do something without looking for the consequences and reactions, then you are committing a really bad decision. Why? If you don't pay attention to the consequences and possible reactions, then you are not properly understanding what it means to live within a society or culture. Self responsibility is a must and you must be responsible about holding yourself accountable for your own actions which do damage to other people's life.

If you steal something from someone, then you should return it, in some form. Stealing isn't right and most people know it, but some people believe it is alright to do, under specific circumstances. Example: a child steals a piece of pie from a store because he is homeless and starving? Isn't it more humane to feed them?

As you can see, there's always a time and place for everything and when you are in the right place at the right time, you will become either a student or a teacher. Please beware that these times are missed by most and never even recognized on purpose because of ego. Being a student or teacher has no place for ego. Why not? Because most ego driven actions are damaging, unless they don't involve other people. Remember, an ego driven action can harm you, if you are unaware of the action you are taking.

Thank you for your time.

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Sulabha 2 years ago from Indore, India

Very, very true. And I have also noticed that some people have this attribute inherent in them. They are confident and yet when we tell them something in the course of discussion, they listen & also appreciate. Positive people I guess. Of course, we can always try to be like them.

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Cagsil 2 years ago from USA or America Author

Thank you Sulabha for taking time to read and comment.

Jane Arden 2 years ago

Everything you do is considered an action. Even if you do nothing, it is still considered an action(non-action). And all actions have two things in common (a) consequence and (b) reaction.

This is very true Ray. You are such a deep thinking man. That's one of the reasons I like your hubs and fb posts. It makes me think about things I wouldn't ordinarily think about and go “oh yeah, of course.” I also loved your point about the teacher in us being humble - otherwise we become fart faced know-it-all’s that everybody loves to hate. Brilliant piece of writing. Why was it taken off the net? Did you remove it - or HP. Can't see why they would.???


I put my name just in case you forgot! lol

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Cagsil 2 years ago from USA or America Author

Thank you Lesley for your wonderful comment. I'm grateful you took time to read it as well. I appreciate the compliments too. :) The funny part, you consider it deep thinking...and I consider it everyday thinking. :) Btw- it was removed by choice. I took it down because it wasn't receiving the traffic I initially thought it would get. However, with recent events occurring, I found myself compelled to re-publish it. And since I made an announcement to the community I would no longer be publishing on HP, and now have begun publishing article again, which appears oddly by itself. What many don't realize is that I've looked at other places to publish and don't like them. So I'm re-publishing the articles I took down.

Jane Arden 2 years ago

Oh wow. For a start, I can believe its 'everyday thinking' for you. That reminds me of my husband, the way he watches certain programmes for 'entertainment' - quantum physics or whatever, whereas I watch things like 'StarTrek.'

I remember a little while back you unpublishing a lot of your hubs. I did a similar thing to you. I gave up on HP, but for different reasons I think. Too many of my non-virtual friends had found me and I wasn't comfortable with it. Really fed up I've had to change my name though. I now have this ridiculous identity and its just not the same.

Anyway, I’m glad you’re back. I’m glad I am too.

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Cagsil 2 years ago from USA or America Author

Sorry to hear about the people who were disrupting your life so much, it forced you to change your name. That's ridiculous. But, the new identity isn't really all that bad. Granted, I liked your previous name, but I'm cool with it. :) Yeah, I unpublished articles that weren't receiving traffic. That all.

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schoolgirlforreal 20 months ago from USA

It's great to be a student and great to be a teacher. We are all both at some point, I believe. It can be a relief to become the teacher, but I love to learn, so I will always be a student as well. In fact, I love to learn so much, that I want to be in the company of those who can teach me.

Thank you for your shared wisdom. I appreciate it. And have a wonderful night and a wonderful year.


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Cagsil 20 months ago from USA or America Author

Thank you for reading and commenting. Keep learning.

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Poohgranma 19 months ago from On the edge

This needs much more exposure! Great Hub.

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Cagsil 19 months ago from USA or America Author

Thank you Poohgranma. Greatly appreciated. I'm grateful for the compliment as well. I continue to post on Twitter under Cagsil and still posting on Google+ also.

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