Saturday, May 25, 2013

Day 25: Someone Told Me......

Today's prompt asks us to share "something someone told you about yourself that you'll never forget".
I will share something my grade seven teacher said. He was an eccentric guy, very nice and humorous, probably my favourite elementary school teacher. He likes having little non serious chats with his students every once in a while and one time he randomly pulled me aside and told me that I should be a lawyer when I grow up. My reaction was obviously along the lines of what? Huh? Why? So he went on to explain how it seemed that I wanted everything to be fair, how I wanted everyone in the class to be treated the same and how I didn't like it when anyone (including me) gets special treatment. And he was right, it wasn't something I ever thought about, but it's true, fairness is very important to me.

I hate seeing people being treated unfairly because of their gender, race, occupation, appearance, or whatever else. It bothers me a lot when I see injustices anywhere. Personally as well, I cannot stand being treated as an inferior because I am young and inexperienced.
Anyways, what he said is something I still remember to this day. I mean, I'm not going to be a lawyer because much of what they do doesn't really involve "restoring justice", but what he said did make realize something about myself that I didn't know before.