For every act of evil, there is an act of beauty. You Can't Change the World, Only Your Attitude Towards It.

Wot I rote is no gud

I am dyslexic. I had no idea as a kid and was just always aware I could understand stuff above my station but not communicate it. I would hurriedly write short answers with a tiny vocabulary I could spell and give it to the teacher.

I can only write now because of word processing as I can just hack in the words and fix them later. Most words here have a red squiggle under them and I will have to go back over all this to fix it.

Anyway - I wrote one short response in an English class, aged about 12. I said that the boy in the story would just die as he had no reason to fear death. Only those he left behind would feel it, not him. He would like to tell them how death was no big deal but knew they all saw it differently.

The teacher slapped a big red line through my effort and wrote "No one would think this".

Which made me laugh then and does now as; Obviously someone would think it, I did for one, I wrote it down.

That was my concept and I wonder with a supportive teacher I could have written 'The Tibetan Book of the Dead' but with him in charge and having authority over what people think or do not, I just sat in silence until class ended and failed the lesson.

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Tao Wow | Daily Cup of Tao

8 comments:

Breeze said...

I said that the boy in the story would just die as he had no reason to fear death. Only those he left behind would feel it, not him. He would like to tell them how death was no big deal but knew they all saw it differently.


I would think this. Many people would think this, many that I know. I hope the teacher's mind opened up later.

Breeze

Lust With Wings said...

It has only worsened since 'no child left behind'. Now teachers are told to teach the children to think only in such a way as to make them test well. They are now only able to solve problems if all of their choices are presented to them; they cannot come up with a solution that isn't provided.

The Rambling Taoist said...

Know, wot yu rote iz dam gud!

Leon Basin said...

What an amazing post! That was freaking beautiful and inspiring! Thank you so much.

Tao said...

On my report card the teachers always wrote:

"must try harder"

and I thought this was very honest of the teacher to write this - as yes, they really should have tried harder.

Leaf Dharma said...

lol. "Must try harder"
I got that one alot.

Michael said...

Having died by heart attack and then brought back, i can tell you that you observation was spot on. Death is painless. It is the struggle against it, and the fear generated, that creates the pain.

As for what i experienced at death, I will let you learn that when the time comes.

Tao said...

Hi Michael.

I also had a death experience. It is impossible to relate in words and perhaps why you didn't try here :)

If you have posted about it please link to it, or in fact any wisdom you brought back from the experience would be of interest.