Someone once thought it was a good idea to hire me as a junior high English/literature teacher. LOL. I still can’t believe it but I thank them for their trust.
The good news is that I don’t think I harmed any young minds. I thought I was great teacher. Now, in hindsight, I’d say I was good at best with potential. Not great.
I enjoyed teaching, but gave it up because of the parents and pay. The kids were great and getting paid to discuss language was pretty cool. However, dealing with some parents reminded me too much of my “eating sh** days” in retail sales. Add that to the small paycheck and I gave it up.
During my days teaching I made exactly one comment I thought was interesting – one that is also relevant to cystic fibrosis.
Here it is: What is happening in the present day that we will regret in the future? Past examples: slavery, the red scare and the internment of Japanese. How did these happen?
And that’s my question today: When we look back years from now, and hopefully we’ll all be alive to do just that, what will we regret about cystic fibrosis in the future? The fact we lost so many before the cure was found comes immediately to mind.
Other thoughts: Why didn’t scientists know sooner that cruciferous vegetables held those secrets? Why did we bother taking a certain medicine?
Or will be there be no regrets in the future?
That’s what I’m thinking about tonight. What do you think?