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 RE: Lesson teachers
Author: Mark Charette 
Date:   1999-08-22 13:51

Dave Goss wrote:
Good point Mark, but if you are at a small school there might only be one private lesson teacher which makes things difficult as well. The same thing goes for secondary schools.
Where I am (and in much of the US) there are no lessons at school - private lessons are something that the family pays for outside of school.

As a personal aside:
Life's too short to put up with this sort of thing. My father was a very good salesman for Burroughs Corp., so he kept getting promoted through the ranks. He ended up being the manager of the East coast region. But, he hated being a manager - he loved sales. To make a long story short, it literally ate him up inside. He ended up with very high and uncontrollable blood pressure, and he died 31 years ago. I was 14 at the time, and swore that I would never work at anything I didn't enjoy, even if it meant foregoing more money.

I then discovered (more or less by accident) as I grew older that I became good at the things I enjoyed, and money wasn't the problem I thought it would be. I've changed careers a few times in my life when I've become bored, and each time I've done well.

My attitude of "life's too short" also has helped me in the political side of business; I speak my mind, and let the chips fall where they may. Since I'm wasn't interested in promotions, I didn't worry about the effect on my career. To my surprise, the upper management at a few major companies I've worked at valued my judgement & fervor, and I ended up in the positions I wanted - in spite of myself :^)

I've spent the last 10 years or so as a computer systems consultant, where companies pay handsomely for ideas that the "in-house" people may have but are too timid to bring forward. Indeed, many times the ideas I present publically to upper management and boardrooms are the "in-house" ideas. When I ask the people if they want to co-present with me or co-author - most demur. They'd rather I take the "slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune" alone.

Enough about me. Don't let this incident fester inside and keep you from following through on your dream. Find another teacher somewhere. Life's too short!

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