Today I experienced another wonderful example of mischaracterization due to one's own bad character. The mischaracterized person in this story is the same teacher I have talked about before. This particular teacher is known to most of her students as "the rudest teacher on Earth." Students say that she is by far the worst teacher there. However, I have found that those statements couldn't be further from the truth.
We happen to have a test next Thursday, so I e-mailed this particular teacher last night to ask if I could stop by her office after class today to go over some of the material for the test. While in her office, she was very careful to explain every problem clearly and thoroughly. She even offered to stay late next Wednesday to help me after my last class.
It was made clear to me today that this teacher is only trying to do her job well. She understands that she is there to teach the material and teach it well. And because of that, she is not afraid call students out on their mistakes, especially when the students refuse to acknowledge their mistakes themselves.
This is a clear example of the self-righteousness that is unfortunately seen far too often in this world. Everyone thinks that they can do no wrong. And when someone finally stands up and calls sin sin, they are ridiculed.
I honestly believe that God has put this teacher in my life for a reason. I believe that He wants to teach me to never give up and never give in. We need more people in this world like my teacher. She may appear rude to a rude person; however, she actually just realizes that the rudest thing to do would actually be to not point out her student's mistakes. For, in pointing out their mistakes, she can help her students to get onto the path that they need to be on in order to succeed. So, in reality, the rudest teacher on Earth is actually the nicest teacher on Earth.