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  •  Walk it off, dude... (16+ / 0-)

    ...it ain't worth the grief.

    Why do wish to be recognized by someone with such little character?  This is an individual who seems stunted emotionally and acts like a 14 year-old kid.

    It was some old Greek who said, "Sharper than a serpent's tooth is the tongue of an ungrateful child."

    So unless YOU are looking for "recognition" from this person for some personal reason, forget it.

    Let it go. You are giving others free rent in your head.

    "Wealthy the Spirit which knows its own flight. Stealthy the Hunter who slays his own fright. Blessed is the Traveler who journeys the length of the Light."

    by CanisMaximus on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 06:23:19 PM PDT

    •  I'm disappointed... (10+ / 0-)

      ...but not particularly surprised.  I've taught all kinds, and he's hardly the worst offender.

      But it happened just when I was in the mood to write a diary, so here we are.

      I've been a teacher for decades.  It's what I do, and they come and they go.

      Mostly something like this reminds me how important it is to publicly thank and acknowledge my own teachers.  "It's never too late to say thank you."  Alec Wilder said that.

      Freedom isn't "on the march." Freedom dances.

      by WarrenS on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 06:40:25 PM PDT

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      •  In an earlier (part of) life... (6+ / 0-)

        ..I was an ICU/RR/ER nurse. I did that for about 6 years.  You know how many times I've saved somebody's life? Can't count 'em. You know how many times I've had people COME BACK to the hospital to find me and thank me?

        Never. Not once. I once walked past a couple which the woman was one of my patients. They knew who I was, but never said a word. She was a patient for almost 6 months.

        I realize people don't remember their ICU experience. And that recovery takes them places where they begin to tire of it all and want to forget the whole experience.

        A different dynamic at work, but maybe not so different. Because it's a choice who we choose to hold dear and those we discard.

        I believe humans are selfish by nature. It's something we need to learn to overcome in childhood. Many people never do.

        "Wealthy the Spirit which knows its own flight. Stealthy the Hunter who slays his own fright. Blessed is the Traveler who journeys the length of the Light."

        by CanisMaximus on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 08:37:43 PM PDT

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