My Teachers - The Builder

My definition of teachers also includes coaches, mentors, and pretty much anybody that provides me with an opportunity to learn. For example, in the past few months I have come to realise that our builder is a great teacher for me. Let’s call him James. He is a kind and patient man who knows how to handle, and respond to older people when they are being overly concerned about things I would consider to be small. I have seen him do this with a number of other older adults. I think he...

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My Teachers - Russell Brand

In the first part of his career Russell Brand was somewhat a controversial character. Initially he was a stand-up comedian, then he did some work for MTV, and he is best-known for his work hosting the Big Brother series on Channel 4. Brand’s life was very much laid out in the media  for us all to see. He has been openly promiscuous, drug taking, and an alcoholic. But more recently Brand, in my opinion, has become one of the most interesting philosophers of our time.  He...

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My Teachers - A Baby Girl

(EDIT - I was inspired to write this today as it’s the 15th anniversary of my daughter’s birth and in many ways she was, and still remains, my biggest teacher).

My daughter was my teacher even before she was born. While I was pregnant I learned to be patient, that I couldn’t drink coffee, or have fresh orange juice with fried eggs for breakfast without being sick. 

She also taught me that my hippie desire not to take medication unnecessarily could was right. I had...

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