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Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by HariLakhera, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. HariLakhera

    HariLakhera Platinum IL'ite

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    IN MEMORY OF MY TEACHER -TRUST DEFICIT

    Dropping all pretentions of modesty, I may say that I was a bright student and therefore, a favorite of most of the teachers. Shatriji, as our Hindi Teacher was fondly called, had special liking for me. He liked my hand writing, my way of expression and most importantly my being an obedient pupil. In his opinion I could do no wrongs. I did my home work without fail, read in advance the chapter coming for next tutorial in the class and my books and notes were properly kept in neat and clean condition. In his eyes, I was the ideal student. He would give my example in every other class. He knew my father and would always praise me.
    Every day before the Hindi class, it was my duty to collect Home work note books from each student and place them on the table before Shatriji came .On that fateful day, I had somehow missed to do my home work and as such did not bring the note book. All the note books except mine were on the table before Shastriji came. As a routine he called that all student who have not brought their home work to stand up. As a punishment all such students stood on the bench throughout the period. Surprisingly I was the lone student on that day who had not done his home work and stood up. Shashtriji was aghast when he saw me standing.
    There was something in his eyes, perhaps tears, and he asked me the reason. I got scared and lied by saying that I had done my home work but forgot to bring the book. There was little sign of belief on his face. He knew my house was not far off and asked me to go and get it as fast as I could. I just stood there stone faced. I fell short of speaking another lie that there was no body at home for the day but could not gather the courage to do so.
    “So you lied to me?” were his words before his long handed broad palm slap landed on my face. There was another and another and another till my face became chilly read, tears flowing down and head hung in humiliation. He commenced explaining the chapter scheduled for the day. He would read a few lines, explain, look at me and come rushing and slap me again and again. That 40 minutes period seemed eternity. I could not even hear the bell indicating the end of the period and thus ending my ordeal. Shastriji taught us till class eight but I had lost his trust. In fact I had humiliated him.
    I could not fully grasp the implication of my doings but looking back I feel I failed not because I did not do the home work but because I was not worthy of his trust, or at least that is how he must have taken it. I had lied. I could have told him the truth that I did not do the home work rather than lying that I had forgotten the book at home. He would have understood and forgiven me with small punishment of standing on the bench like others.

    It takes ages to gain trust but seconds to lose it.
     
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  2. Anusha2917

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    Sir as a teacher he could have forgiven you for the lie you told!
    Perhaps you imagined a slap had you told you hadn't done the homework.

    But even in that case he would have slapped you.
     
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  3. Thyagarajan

    Thyagarajan IL Hall of Fame

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    Upon my request, Op had posted this thread as FB in response to another post
    Teachers, Ladder & The Kicks.
    There I had stated my response to “this post” as below:

    The FB about begetting trust after white lies a quote:
    Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.

    2. But learning process includes the technique of lying. Any lie would reveal itself in the course of time. It would be of interest to gather such lies that one had uttered and analyse what benefits he or she got from it.

    3. One may have to lie if it serves the social causes and help humanity so said the Tamil Saint or Savant Thiruvalluvar. Diplomats all over the world from time to time supposed to lie better for the sake of his or her motherland. They could say YES meaning REALLY No & vice versa.

    4. If parents lie in front of children, unconsciously the kids are being taught to lie to survive. But in this world no one can claim to be descendent of mythological hero Harichandhira. He taught US how difficult life would be - without lies.

    5. Between couple, lying leads to huge misunderstanding, collapse of wedlock, ruin relationship. Men forget their lies and women continue to forgive their lies so familylife goes on even keel!

    Thanks and Regards.
    GOD - In your world too lies are abound!
     
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    True if you had told you had not done the homework he would have asked you to stand on the bench.
     
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    That wa s probably the best lesson Shatruji taught you. That it takes a lot of work to earn someone's trust but it is quite easy to lose it.
     
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    :hello:It is true trust begets trust but after earning trust for few months chit fund organisers dupe the vast believers and vanish with few crores. Yes to get one's trust one has to work very hard not hardly!
    God - I trust always in you.
     
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  7. HariLakhera

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    I think he would have possibly asked to me stand on the bench if I had told him that I could not do the homework.
    It was the lie I spoke which he did not expect from a pupil he was so proud of. He probably took it as his failure and though he was slapping me he in fact slapping himself.
    I did not think it so at that time but now I feel so.
     
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