Thursday, December 16, 2010

Social butterfly?

So I got depressed that the URL analysis said it didn't find any posts in English. Well, we move on.

For the past week, I somehow kept getting reminded of something that someone said to me over 15 years ago. One of my cousins put a picture of one of our school teachers on Facebook (Mark, you are Time's man of the year!) and this teacher was the one who said that.

I told on some of my friends who kept playing radio in school (or played cards, I don't remember which) which landed them (and me!!) in a lot of trouble. Back then I was this uptight kid, who thought very highly of herself. So I told on my friends. And after a bad session at the principal's office (which left me puzzled as to why I was even sent there), this teacher called me and said "You are a loner. You will always be a loner". She said a whole lot of other things but this is one thing which stayed with me and I remember it as if it was yesterday. (The reason why I think this stayed is because I was not very sure what loner meant, actually ;) ) So I found out what it meant and then I guess subconsciously made an effort at every opportunity to not turn out like she predicted, just to prove her wrong ;)

I don't know exactly what my point here is, but this line keeps popping up in my head every now and then these days. Shows how powerful teachers can be? :)


SK said...

I cannot imagine a principal talking like that...But then who is perfect?

DivSu said...

@SK - She was not the principal. She was my class teacher (I think) at that point.

Jayarama Krishnan said...

Well didn't his friends say something like that about Mark, in The Social Network?
If only you had not cared about what your teacher had said...and if only being a loner meant being successful like that...I'd be having a friend worth 25bn $$ too ;)

DivSu said...

@Jayaram - He he, yeah, we all wish! ;)

Anonymous said...

Thats really not true .. i have never seen you alone .. you always have a bunch of friends around. I can totally relate to your story as in school i went through a similar situation told on some friends and was banished from the group.... At that point i never really bothered but today when i get to know everything these other kids did in and out of school i feel i missed a lot of fun .. but whats most important is that I did the right thing and will always do so..

Anonymous said...

I don't know if being a loner is such a bad thing though. I veer in that space between being a loner and a social butterfly every now and then. More often than not the social butterfly state makes me high strung and stressed out.

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