Thursday, April 25, 2013

A to Z Challenge


A TO Z OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

My parents sent me to a private school. My mom sacrificed her own needs to make sure that my clothes were as stylish as everyone else's.  She did not want other girls to judge me. It is sad that in high school style becomes a standard. It is sad that it does not matter how good a girl is, she loses confidence if she does not keep up with the styles. On the other hand the school my brothers went to (All Saint's) had a uniform for the students. Now if you looked at a group of students you would not be able to tell who was rich and who was poor. What I liked about their school was the motto "Virtue Alone Ennobles".  I asked several adults the meaning of the word "Virtue". They gave me all different answers, all meaning a quality in a good human being. For example if a person prays a lot but does not share his food, he would not be virtuous, or if a person  holds a degree or two but criticizes others and puts them down then he or she would not be virtuous. Even the most stylish girl who wears the latest and most expensive outfit would not be virtuous if she thinks of herself  as being better than anyone else. One of my friends told me that to her a good human being is more important than whether or not he or she is from the moral majority.



Would I be wrong if I say that we are all counting on each other's virtue? It can be a resource for all of us if we are not judgmental.

8 comments:

Sandy Campbell said...

What you say is true, and I may add all kids should wear uniforms to school...the one I drive by everyday leaves little to be desired the manner in which they are dressed...guess that is why our education is way down the totem poll in the world! Just sayin....

Launna said...

I really wish there was a standard outfit for school, not that they couldn't jazz it up a bit with their own little style but at least they wouldn't be competing with each other to have the next newest thing...

I agree with you Munir ;)

yaya said...

I've always thought that uniforms were a good idea and some of the schools, even the public ones, near us have adopted that dress code. There are many things that this world seems to have forgotten..virtue being one. Next to valuing my integrity, I think virtue is most important.

DWei said...

People are going to judge you no matter where you go.

Screw them, I do things my way.

Ghadeer said...

Those are great examples of the meaning of 'virtuous'. And I totally agree that uniforms take care of the cons of different economic backgrounds and allow students to concentrate on their common goal of education.

Shelly said...

Like your mom, you, too, are full of virtue. Very good post!

Granny Annie said...

AMEN!

darlin said...

When posed with the question of being judgmental I used to think that I wasn't, or my ego used to tell me I wasn't. I've since learned deep down when I first see anything at all I form my own opinion which can be construed as judgment... I believe we all are this way, no matter how we are taught or where we come from, and it's not a negative thing. It is what we do with our judgment is what emanates our virtues. Just my humble opinion on this.

Have a wonderful weekend!