By Omar Bihmidine
By Omar Bihmidine
Morocco World News
Sidi Ifni, Morocco, May 11, 2012
Whereas some teachers pride themselves on being holders of the most noble profession on earth and lighting the way for generations, one after another, other teachers go on to consider teachers as bridges that are crossed and then burned by passers-by with different positions. The passers-by can be engineers, lawyers, businessmen, doctors, judges and so forth.
Throughout history, teachers are known to have taught students who later in their lives manage to become businessmen. Maths teachers, for instance, once taught these businessmen how to count numbers and how to add and multiply them. Businessmen at work make use of what they once learned from their teachers at school.
In the meantime, despite showing businessmen the way to success, their teachers still remain where they once were and still teach more and more businessmen in their classes. Regrettably, teachers are also known to suffer from loans. Yet, idealistically, they are bridges that were once crossed by businessmen and burned the minute they accomplish their duty. Teachers usually die poor, while the businessmen they have taught die rich.
Throughout the schooldays, teachers are also known to have taught students who later in their lives attain the position of lawyer. But, the mystery is that teachers resort to lawyers when they encounter an injustice. Teachers who once served as bridges for lawyers are now running after them for help. Of course, nobody can deny that such is life at the end of the day. Now, the role of lawyers is to defend and fight either against or for their teachers if the latter happen to be in jeopardy. Yet, teachers die unnoticed even though the light they once turned on is still on.
The secret is that all other professions first emanate from the classroom. Step by step, students climb the rungs to their preferred profession. Think, for instance, of doctors and surgeons who operate on people. They were once students of a science teacher who first introduced them to the anatomy of our body, who tested them on how diseases go viral and who showcased in experiments the basic of the medical field.
Over time, some students make of themselves doctors. And there must come times when teachers who once taught doctors have to go to hospital to seek treatment. As students, doctors once crossed the bridge to their current position. Yet, when the bridge go dilapidated, surgeons and doctors, ex-passers-by, need to operate on it.
On their way towards engineering, engineers, too, were once students. Many teachers taught and showed them the basics they need to continue their studies as smoothly as possible. With time, students turn out to be engineers. However, when teachers decide to settle their roots somewhere and build a house, they have recourse to engineers, their ex-students. The latter once crossed the bridge, but the bridge is now seeking their help. Teachers, like candles, burn themselves every day to serve as bridges. People on their way to a better life cross these bridges and leave dirty footprints. As soon as the bridges have been crossed for many years, they go ramshackle. And when they go ramshackle, another bridge is built to meet the same destiny. Oh, how poor the bridges are!
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