One thing we are always doing in life constantly is ‘learning’. We get these nuggets of knowledge and information from many quarters of life and many teachers as well.
Our teachers vary at every stage in life. While the word ‘teacher’ is associated with those at school and college, we have many more teachers who show us the way in life outside of school. Parents, grandparents and siblings are an important influence in our lives. Our families could have many such teachers. Another important teacher many of us fail to recognise are our best and close friends. There is much that we learn from these important relationships.
Sometimes children act as teachers to their parents as well. There is no age bar to who can teach whom. Bosses, employees, co-workers, one could find a teacher in any walk of life and at any point in life.
While we focus on commemorating our teachers from school and college on Teachers Day, it would be worth a thought to consider all those people who have taught us something along the way and appreciate them on this special day too.