You can’t lead the people if you don’t love the people. You can’t save the people if you don’t serve the people.
Great teachers do not stop teaching at 3 p.m. They don’t stop teaching when kids are let out for summer break. Their teaching doesn’t even stop at the walls of their schools. Their lessons in empathy, communication, and human understanding are not confined to classrooms, or a particular 45-minute window on a particular day of the week. Imagine if all of us saw the world through the eyes of a great teacher and seized every opportunity afforded to us to act as change-makers.
Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.