So, I am writing my first post for Blogchatter Blog Marathon. It's called Daily Chatter. And, it's day one.
Will start this post with a thoughtful quotation.
"Why?" was my instant response as she enjoyed her work immensely. Preparing for her classes, interacting with students and all that.
"Moving to a different city."
"Oh, that's okay," I said, not worrying a bit. "You can join some other college in that city."
"No, I can't do this!" she said. "That would be difficult in a big city. Different city. Different pattern." I could understand what she meant. But then, she said something that left me confused.
"Students would be smarter than me, there," she said.
How did she know that without even trying? Why this prejudice? After all they were still students, and she was an experienced teacher. It was even more confusing as my friend is very well qualified (NET qualified). She is dedicated and hardworking. She clearly underestimated herself.
However, I couldn't decide her career. So went on to join a big company in that 'different, big city' as a senior executive. I hope she truly enjoys her work.
But, it keeps me thinking. You think you are the smartest one in the group and you feel good about it. You hesitate to join people who are smarter than you. But, you don't realize that by doing this you restrict your growth. Your ability to perform better.
This feeling, that I am smart and know everything, hinders your development and your desire to learn. And, learning is a lifelong process. Isn't it?
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