let’s just say, i know a friend who reads a lot, been traveling around the world, been seeing a lot of different people, been experiencing all the different lives different cultures have to offer..let’s just say he’s a good student and not to mention he’s now a very good teacher in the making..yes, he’s still learning to becoming a teacher just like me but the knowledge he has makes him stands out further than the rest of us..
too bad the school and the teachers he is working with do not see him as a valuable human capital that he can be further developed and trained to be a valuable asset to the school and to the whole system in general..
he might appear to be a little too boastful, talking about things so foreign to the people around him – he’s talking from experience and books; too bad you don’t know anything about it and it’s further your loss for not wanting to care when there is a generous someone who’s willing to share for free..
i know it’s in our culture that we need to remain humble, and showing off will only make people stare at you in disgust..
but i have no idea our culture tells us to be acting stupid – telling all these sage and wise persons to shut up and smother their abilities to accommodate to the majority of the population who appear to be less knowledgeable..?is that what your culture tells you..?no, not my friend’s culture..not my culture..and how is that practice helpful in creating a valuable human capital that could be the asset to the country..?
God gives us two ears to listen..and only one mouth to speak..doesn’t that tell you enough that you have to listen more than you should speak..?so listen to these wise people and use the most precious gift God has given you to judge on how could you make the knowledge useful, not how to shut down this person and tell him off..