Monday, January 16, 2017
What Could I Have Done?
As a teacher, I am around lots of people each year, most of them much younger than myself.
I hope as I teach that I am doing more than just conveying history or Government or Sociology, I hope I am conveying some of my principles and morals.
I try not to be pushy, but I want the students to know that there are rights and wrongs and that I am here for them.
But you spend only so much time with them each week.
Your players, however, are a different story.
You are around them a lot more and more closely sharing your life and values.
When either group fails in life from divorce to drug addiction, I care many times too much.
But former students I can handle better than former players.
What could I have done differently?
What could I have done so when they got out into the real world, they didn't become part of the problem instead of part of the solution?
I realize that at some point they have to accept responsibility for themselves, but what could I have done?
What could I have done?
(Prayers for a former play who is battling his demons with drugs and today had a real bad episode)