Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
I was talking with a friend earlier today about how I've come to understand some different temperaments and skills I inherited from my different parents.
And the specific thing I am reflecting on now is how very into learning and teaching I am, and their two influences showed up differently in my childhood.
My mom was a teacher from the time she was a teenager. She developed curricula, she's worked as a teacher or as a volunteer for so many stints, she's gotten so much pleasure out of regularly meeting and working through a course of instruction with people and helping them grow more capable.
And my late father loved learning, and was an enthusiastic independent scholar of eclectic topics, and loved passing that knowledge on ... anywhere and everywhere was a stage for this sage. In writing, in formal and informal lectures, anytime -- he loved telling you stuff he knew. What a waste it would be not to!
And so here I am.