People who influenced your life

@ghall08 (121)
United States
August 11, 2008 10:37am CST
When I think of people who have made a great impact on my life, I think of my high school principal. He was at the same time our sociology class teacher. I remember one day when I stood up to ask a question which my classmates considered silly and laughed at me, then the teacher told me to remain standing while he told everyone in the class that it takes a brave person to stand up and ask something than to pretend they understand and not ask anything. He said further that in life, we should not only know how to answer the questions but we should also learn how to ask, how to questions stuff, to have an inquisitive mind. It has been 10 years now since i last saw my principal - and i always wanted to thank him for being such a good influence in my life. He sent me back a big thank you and said that i should do my part too in being a good influence on other people's lives. What about you? who are the people who influenced you in good ways and bad?
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@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Hi geene, [i]Wow! That's great and I know you will live that in your whole life and will also touch other people! I have several people who have made great impact in my life and I will consider my Dad and Mom...They taught me a lot of lesson in life such as patience, perseverance, love, faith, hard working, I grew up seeing them sacrificing a lot with their own happiness being a couple just to give us the best..I know being away from each other for like 15 years was very tough for them but they made it just for us...It was indeed a very UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and it brings so much lesson in my life, I admire and I am very proud to have them and those experiences is being embedded in my personality![/i]
@ghall08 (121)
• United States
11 Aug 08
wow..why 15 years away from each other?
• United States
11 Aug 08
My Dad was working in Manila that time and the work will just allow him to have one month vacation each year! So, when I finished College and got a job, I asked him to resign from work so they can spend more time together!
@ghall08 (121)
• United States
13 Aug 08
That's very sweet of u ate che. I thought they didnt see each other for straight 15 years!Anyway, being apart from each other is already terrble enough and I am sure they are very happy that they are together now :)
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@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
11 Aug 08
The person who greatly influenced me is my very own father. He teach me to be brave and determined to reach my goal in life. He also teach me not to give up when the road to my journey is full of thorns. He simply teach me to be the best that I can be.
@ghall08 (121)
• United States
11 Aug 08
You are so blessed to have a father like that:) If only all fathers in the world can be a good influence on their kids...oh what a world it would be :)
@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I think that is a good memory that you recall of a person in high school. It sounds like he made a lasting impression on you. I am happy that he treated you like he did. I have had some great teachers from school that have made an impact on me but I would have to say that my son influences me in a good way every day. He just teaches me patience and perseverance and the willingness to go on. I think that the bad influences might have been some random people in my life that have insulted me or put me down and not made me feel good about myself. But I just go on with my life and be happy for the good things.
@ghall08 (121)
• United States
11 Aug 08
My teacher made a big impact on my life because in high school, i always had a hard time during recitation or standing up in front...i am too insecure because i stutter when i speak. It was when my teacher stood by my side and encouraged me to ask questions and told us to never fear having your voice heard.