My favourite teachers are now retired. I am very much connected to them. I was completely upset since the moment I heard that they were leaving the school. Whenever I open the books of their subjects, my eyes fill with tears. I am very depressed because of this. I neither pay attention to what my new teacher is teaching nor do I talk to anyone. I don’t know how to bring them back. I am nothing without them. This year, I have to appear for my boards and I am completely ignoring my studies. I’ve talked to my principal about this, but she said that there’s no possibility. I still feel that there are some chances of bringing them back but I don’t know how to do this. I just want my teachers back as nobody else can take their place in my life. What should I do?
Khushi (14) / Deoria
You feel so much love for your teachers and miss them so much! They are quite lucky that you care for them and have such a high regard for them. So, please don’t do your favourite teachers a disservice by mourning that they are not there. Instead think of what they would have wanted you to be — even without their presence!
Your teachers would certainly have liked you to study well and excel. Think of it — if you set a goal to get great results, work hard and achieve it, and then go meet your teachers with that result — they will be so proud of you!
Cherish what these wonderful teachers have taught you and the foundation that they have given you. You have to part with your teachers sometime but what you carry with you throughout your life is their love and the values they have instilled in you… no one can take that away ever!
Nasreen Hashambhoy is a Counsellor, Life Coach and a Facilitator of training programmes for schools and corporates. Through a combination of coaching, counselling and facilitation techniques based on cognitive science and positive psychology, she helps clients achieve their true potential. She is the author of the series Values In Action published by Better Yourself Books.