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Teach how to read, not what to read.
Teach how to speak, not what to say.
Teach how to love, not who to love.
Teach how to think, not what to think.
Teach how to be, not who to be.
Teach how to listen, not what to listen to.
Teach how to stand, not what to stand for.
Teach how to write, not what to write.
Teach how to admire, not what to admire.
Teach how to fight, not who to fight.
Teach how to laugh, not what to laugh at.
Teach how to question, not what to question.
Teach how to accept, not what to accept.
Teach how to succeed, not what to succeed in.
Teach how to follow, not who to follow.


© Rocio Belinda Mendez
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simple but true, my dear.  Give a man a fish, feed him for one day.

I think you know the rest... xD
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rociobelindamendez Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
ha I do... thanks 4 reading xx :) 
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MabusTheDark Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course!  Thanks for writing.
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UtopianWhisper Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I admire these words of wisdom and wise they are indeed.  The only thing that i find difficult to accept is the entire premise of "Teach" - to me a teacher should be perfectly adept at whatever they are teaching and most of what you are saying goes beyond the general teacher student scenario. So instead of teaching - "Do" -  like the saying, "it is better to practice than to preach" Everything you have said is absolute wisdom but rather than teach the things you say it should be practiced, in my opinion... Too many people teach wisdom but are not wise themselves... My own views aside, this is a very deep piece of philosophy and deserves to be seen.
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rociobelindamendez Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
mm yeah I understand what you are saying, I was using 'teach' more for parents to their children, or people in power to subordinates... when someone is a fresh canvas, to teach them in the right way, just to be able to do something is enough, they should have the right to chose to adapt that into their own lives, personalities etc... 

but yeah people definitely teach things they know nothing about.. :\

thanks 4 reading though :) xx
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msimoneaux20 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh man, this is some real shit. You always speak the truth. Great job! :thumbsup:
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rociobelindamendez Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
haha i like that, i write REAL SHIT. thank u :) x
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msimoneaux20 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lol. I didn't know what else to say because it definitely isn't fake! Haha :P
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rociobelindamendez Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
haha
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Writer
Very beautiful and a good point! I love it!
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rociobelindamendez Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
:) ah thank you xx
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Writer
No problem!
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artistic-heart13 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
There's a lot of truth in this. If only life came with a manual to answer these questions...Amazing job.
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rociobelindamendez Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
oh thank you so much :) mm if only xx
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artistic-heart13 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome.
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rociobelindamendez Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
:) x
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X12-1992 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful
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rociobelindamendez Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
thanks so much :) X
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X12-1992 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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rociobelindamendez Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
the last line is teach how to teach..not what to teach.. I'm saying what to teach but I am not teaching what to teach.. xD i think i've said and read that word too many times, it means nothing to me atm. 
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nofxmike06 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If you change "what" to "who" it will still make sense but the irony will be removed.   Also,  there exists a rearrangement of the letters for the words how and who, making them an anagram of sorts.
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rociobelindamendez Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
mmm true :) I hadn't noticed, thank u for reading me  xx
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nofxmike06 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'll be back. 
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rociobelindamendez Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
:) great x
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evil-innocence-16 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ironic how you're saying what to teach, but at the end say not to do that?
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