May 10, 2012

what we teach.

There's a quote that says we teach others what we ourselves ought to be taught. I've been thinking about it for a while now, wondering what it is that I "teach" others. My conclusion? I'm always telling friends to be kinder to themselves—to ease up, to practice patience, to be as compassionate toward themselves as they are toward the ones they love. Meanwhile, though, I berate myself for missing the early bus or leaving dishes in the sink or some other minor, trivial detail from the day.

I'm curious: What do you teach? Is it something you need to be taught?

(Photo: Sentinel Building | My Flickr)

6 comments:

Nikskie said... [Reply to comment]

a certain man in my life told me that i've taught him how to keep his head screwed on straight while in the midst of craziness.

PhotoPuddle said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, this photo is amazing!

Laura Marie said... [Reply to comment]

@PhotoPuddle Thanks! It's one of my favorite buildings in SF :)

Sonia said... [Reply to comment]

Cool picture, love that.

AM said... [Reply to comment]

Such a great quote! Though not sure what I teach have to think about that. But I do know this reading your blog has taught me to focus on the positive and to enjoy the little moments!

Caiti said... [Reply to comment]

beautiful photo! really great perspective! Also, great post..I was advising one of my roommates to be more open-minded, when I really need to work on being open-minded towards those that are so close-minded...