Saturday, November 03, 2007

L'Dor L'va Dor

I wasn't going to post this weekend, just too lazy and void of thought. Then I caught up on Derrick's post on aging. In it he talks about what advise he has given his children and how he looks at growing old. All good stuff.

As you all know, teaching is my passion, and I believe that the main job of adults (the older even more so...but I digress) is to teach. Most do without even being aware of it, because we teach the young most often by example. Those young(er) eyes are upon us. Whether it is a newer paddler or a young person learning to make choices, they absorb what they see their elders/more experienced people do...and they internalize it and make it their own.

When the teaching is a bit more focused and conscientious, we call it mentoring; and this is something we can all do, regardless of age. Pass on what you know in a good way, and behave yourself. The children are watching.

Oh, the title. It translates: from generation to generation.

Paddle safe...


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