You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #12: I have an Indian student. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-03-05 09:29 AM
Response to Reply #1
12. I have an Indian student.
The daughter of 2 doctors. I'm not sure if she was born here or in India, but she's lived here all her life, and makes 2 or 3 trips to India a year. She speaks 3 languages. She is PROFOUNDLY intellectually gifted; her understanding of concepts goes well beyond most adults I know, and she's only 10. She's also one of the kindest, most compassionate, patient, and tolerant human beings that I've ever met. Not surprisingly, she doesn't have many friends. Everyone admires and respects her, but nobody relates. She gets lonely.

She gets all of that empathy and tolerance from her mother, who is also an incredibly caring woman. A parent who stops by the classroom to see how I'm doing, and give me a hug and thanks on a regular basis. This is my 4th and final year with this young lady, and I'd like to just retire when I send her on in June.

If the average American child came with half of her sensitivity, caring, and appreciation for others, America would be a better place.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC