Hashtag - All I Need

Someone posted something on another SN about people trying to give advice, pretending to be cyber life coaches, and alluded to something along the lines of saying that people should stop trying to offer others advice because none of them are teachers or preachers. Well, that's cool too but the truth about me is: I am a teacher. This is my calling. Not a make up artist, not a model, not an it-girl. I am an educator, who is not afraid nor ashamed to say what's on my mind, especially if I feel it will help someone else's growth process. I am not a hypocrite. I am not perfect. And I don't deny anything that I have ever done in the past. I just know the difference between the past, present, and future. What's behind me, is in fact, behind me. I have grown to understand though, many people find it hard to grasp the concept of change. So instead of listening to a person for their wisdom, they judge them based off of their previous mistakes. For a lack of a better phrase, that's wack. If you can't find it in your heart to be happy to see another person alter, advance, and flourish into a better person, then there is something deep inside of  you that needs to be confronted and resolved. 

Now back to me. I don't claim to know everything. However, I am confident in what I know. More importantly, I know that there is so much that I still don't know. So I read as much as I can. I travel as often as I can. And I listen to the people in my life, some with multiple degrees and some who graduated from street-school but still, they are some of the wisest folk I know. 

All I am saying is, just because you don't prefer to share your thoughts on a social network, that doesn't mean you should frown upon those of us that do. Everyone is different. All you have to do is scroll by or unfollow. Simple. 

It all goes back to today's challenge: #ALLiNEED

All I need 
is the freedom 
to teach
to preach 
and learn.