I have different opinion.
To me it is easy to be a student when you are actually a student. If I sign up for a class, of course I feel like a student because I am literally a student. I get all my college term papers for sale online, I take the bus, and am drowning in student loans.
What would be more challenging is to be a student every single second of life. To have that humbleness that I can learn from the person in front of me because there is something he/she knows that I don’t. To have that zeal, that eagerness to learn.
Be honest. When you are a manager, a director, a vice president, a senior at your office, and you are faced with an intern who barely graduates from college, can you feel like a student to this intern? Or would you roll your eyes and grumble every time he/she says or does something ‘ridiculous’? Yes, I thought so.
I could not get the poem out of my head that evening. It was like a reminder (to not say slap me on the face) to this confident, arrogant, know-it-all person to learn from every single person or single incident that passes by in her life.
I threw myself to something completely new sometimes, intentionally or unintentionally. To be a first grade student one more time.
Perhaps it is time for me to do it again.