9th Grade Algebra Wisdom
I’m Marilyn Harper and I’m still here with my flat hair (like I was last week) although I just recorded last week’s video a few minutes ago (so I haven’t sat in this chair for a week). But I just wanted to share something with you. I was cleaning out some things and I found these two little books, Food for Thought, by my high school…my ninth grade algebra teacher.
I was shocked. My ninth grade algebra teacher says, in one of the books, he says, “Quotes and quips that he gathered over 43 years in the classroom.”
And it was fascinating to think of my algebra teacher having such a deep mind that that’s what he was thinking about. And it was fascinating to think that he would have a gentler side because he was one of those teachers that you sort of thought, “Oh, you’ve got Mr. So-and-So for algebra…That’s scary.”
Food for Thought
Anyway, everybody has multiple sides to their personality, don’t they? I mean, let me read one of these Food for Thought [quotes].
Three kinds of people. And these are all typed on little pages, and they’ve got…some of them are kind of running, so they had carbon paper on them, I’m sure, and they were all hand-typed with carbon paper. That was before mimeograph machines or something, I don’t know.
“Three kinds of people: Those who make things happen. Those who watch things happen. And those who never know what happened.” Interesting, aye?
Another one here. “A person who won’t stand for something will fall for anything.” A person who won’t stand for something will fall for anything.
“The mind is like a river. The deeper it is, the less noise it makes.” Now that’s deep. The mind is like a river. The deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
You just never know what size, what the subconscious mind is, or what the conscious mind is when people are not off doing their job, and thinking this way, or thinking that way.
I mean, who would have thought that my ninth grade algebra teacher would put together these little books that are handmade and give them to people? I mean, they’re chock full of little quotes.
You know, it would be one of those things that… “Teachers are like a bug in a rug. Problems.” Hahaha!
What Quips of Wisdom Do You Have?
So, what kind of thoughts would you like to write down? What are those things that you say to yourself, or you hear, or you say to people all the time? Write them in the comments line down below and let’s see what happens. See what quips of wisdom we can glean from you, or my 9th grade algebra teacher.
Namaste y’all, Namaste.
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