We know that influence is everything for a kid. It comes from parents, neighbors, friends, and teachers. The latter matter the most, actually, as kids in their pre-teens are spending time with them that is equal or more compared to the time they enjoy their parents’ company. As the list below shows, many people have been influenced by their teachers and by something they have said to them. The topic was started on Reddit and it is a pleasure following it. You can read the whole thread on Reddit.
1. The lesson
Respect is everything in life, and it is earned, not given by chance. It should also never be taken for granted, as it may become an entirely different thing. This short conversation taught this person a lesson.
2. The people
Many people are keen on pointing the bad things in others, and some parents and teachers do the same with kids. This is wrong on so many levels! What adults need to do is to behave like this teacher.
3. The principal
Here is how one person decided to encourage attendance, but with the kind of means that are arguable. As you can see, this attempt backfired, and one person learned a lesson from that day.
4. The understanding
Sometimes, the things people hear from others take time to process, and being a kid means you are not supposed to understand everything they are told.
5. The science class
This is the kind of thing that takes to understand, even when you are an adult. It seems that this is one simple lesson, but it has a lot of truth to it, and time proves that it is as correct as it could be.
6. The fate
Some people never realize how awful their parents could be when they raise them. In this case, a person learned a valuable lesson and knew from an early age that parents are not always right.
7. The spoon
This is how honest sometimes people need to be in order to point out a certain problem or a situation. People who are always trying their best but still cannot catch up need to read this.
8. The friends
Here is how one person was able to become the subject of a very clever joke that surely has some truth to it. In this case, the person shared a nightmare, but the teacher was witty enough to respond like a boss.
9. The haircut
Now, this is something that we think might be unacceptable, but it still can be justified because of the reason why the teacher said that. Complaining about such things is not something many people can tolerate.
10. The homework
Students often need to be given a different perspective about this and that, and they can only benefit from this. As you can see, this teacher told a student a valuable lesson.
11. The poker
It appears that some teachers are not the people you would like to be influenced by, but we still think some of them are cool enough to be accepted as role models.
12. The science teacher
It is true that some teachers are way too into giving people lessons about life, but this person surpassed them all by doing what we think was the right thing. This is advice for life.
13. The relativity
We love it how some people can explain just how smart they are in a very clear and simple way. This teacher was able to point out how things in life go, and how everything is a matter of perspective.
14. The dinner
There is nothing like receiving advice to stay with you for the rest of your life. Still, sometimes the advice comes on a particular occasion, just like in this case. It seems that it takes a smart person to understand the meaning.
15. The classes
The things teachers say sometimes are only good enough to get kids going through a tough period, and that is fine. It appears that people can see what is coming, except for a few inevitable things.
16. The doctor
There are moments when the things our teachers say hide the true meaning of life. Some kids will never understand the things they are told, but we know that most students will get the general idea.
17. The wise person
This is one of the best pieces of advice that anyone could give to a room full of students. There are things that people need to have a clear and correct concept of, and this person provided the students with that.
18. The teacher
The best lessons in life are given by the people who care the most about you, and teachers often take that role. It is true that giving a different perspective of things may be confusing, but it always speaks the truth.
19. The stories
Given the fact that some teachers have no mercy when it comes to teaching kids valuable lessons, there is no surprise this person did what he did. Still, it was an unpleasant lesson this former student remembered.
20. The rant
Well, most times when we hear someone ranting about this or that, we know it was not necessary for them to do it. In this case, however, the teacher was absolutely correct.
21. The guitarist
Sometimes, the thing you hear from your teacher that struck you the most is anything but pleasant to hear. In the post above, you see how a teacher said the thing no kid should hear.
22. The work
This is one of the best pieces of advice someone could get. A kid is always curious to learn new things, and learning them the hard way is always a guarantee they will remember the lesson.
23. The accent
Here is the kind of advice that people everywhere should be able to get. Yes, this is a specific life lesson meant to help an individual, but we can all learn from it, we guess.
24. The grades
There is no telling just how many people would recall being a part of a similar story. Still, we guess that the teacher’s attitude here was on point and taught everyone a lesson.
25. The power
Well, some of the things teachers say to their students are not the thing kids would easily understand. In this case, the old saying “ipsa scientia potestas est” by Sir Francis Bacon was widely misinterpreted.
26. The religion class
Well, this is not the kind of thing you would expect to learn in religion class, but if there is anything you can learn from this book, you can grasp it by following this advice.
27. The guts
It does not take a lesson or a piece of advice to remember some of your former teachers. All you need to do is listen carefully and you will learn to respect them.
28. The success
Teachers know how to provoke their students, and if they really care about them, they will do it on a regular basis. In this case, one person received the most valuable lesson they could get.
29. The kid
We all love the witty people who try to make a change in our lives, or simply want to make it all a bit more bearable when we feel we don’t like where we are. In this case, the person who posted this loved the good old times.
30. The powerhouse
It is true that teachers are sometimes hard to understand, especially if they expect their students to understand everything, despite how complicated the lesson might be. Still, some lessons are easy to be understood.
31. The failure
Some teachers like to put labels on their students for reasons they either point out or simply based on their personal opinion. In this case, the former student proved their teacher was right.
32. The respect
The kindness one must show to everyone around needs to be preceded by kindness to nature. People who respect nature are always the best kind of people, period. We are sorry to hear about this teacher’s fate.
33. The course
There are many pieces of advice one teacher could give all their students. Still, some of them are spot on, and this is one of the best examples of why teachers are valuable for their students’ future.
34. The person
Here is how one person received the kind of compliment they always deserved. It seems it takes a small effort to make someone happy.