July 08, 2019

Daily Story: Rich Man Tries to Belittle Teacher Because She Doesn't Make Enough Money

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A wealthy CEO tried to talk down on a teacher, but learns why he should never attempt to do such if given a second chance!

Society needs to appreciate the contributions of teachers and educators. Over time the roles played by these individuals have been undermined.

Teacher asking her students a question at the elementary school | Photo: Shutterstock


A rich man tried to belittle a female teacher, he, however, learned the qualities of a teacher, and how much they impact the society at large. These educators perform a variety of functions that help to pattern the lives of the children under their care ultimately.

Saddled with the responsibility of grading assessment scripts, checking on student's performance among other things, teachers never cease to serve as a source of motivation for their students who look up to them.

The conversation between the wealthy man and the teacher gives a vivid explanation of society versus teacher. The CEO first states how insignificant he thinks to teach as a profession is, as he goes on to make a mockery by asking about the earnings of a teacher.


African CEO having conversation with company client | Photo:Shutterstock

He questioned:

"What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?"


He continued by bringing to the attention of the guests their conclusion about teachers. In his words:

"Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach."

Turning over to his focus for the day, he asked "Bonnie" of her earnings. He said:

"You're a teacher Bonnie, be honest what do you make?"

Female accountant or banker making calculations | Photo: Shutterstock


Bonnie answered by saying:

"You want to know what I make? Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could...I make kids wonder, I make them question, I make them apologize and mean it. I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions…"

The teacher outstandingly listed what she makes, and it made the CEO keep quiet.

Students standing with the teacher at the elementary school | Photo: Shutterstock


Bonnie stated she makes kids learn, and that she accommodates and teaches different races English Language while she still aims at preserving their culture.

The teacher did not forget to say that she teaches them to be productive and patriotic, and also provides safety for them while learning. She finally capped her speech with an ultimate answer to "I make a difference."

The CEO may have been out to put out her fire, but he only helped her shine brighter, and educate the rest of the audience about the necessity of teachers and their immense efforts!