Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
Name four people who have won the Nobel Prize.
Name the last three Oscar Best Actor award winners.
Did you know the answers to any of these questions? The point is no one remembers the headlines of yesterday. These achievers and their achievements are forgotten.
Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:
List a few teachers who aided you on your journey in school.
Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
Think of the people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
Was this quiz easier? The people who make the most difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, most money or most awards. They are simply the ones who care the most. After parents, for most of us, teachers are those lovely people who have influenced us the most.
Dr Resham Satyani is an educator by profession and a teen life coach by passion. She has over a decade of teaching experience at various high schools in Mumbai. After completing her Ph.D. in management studies she has found her Ikigai as a life coach and career counsellor for teenagers.