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11 Great Teachers The World Has Seen And Should Learn Life Lessons From

The form is not firm, the lesson is.

September 5, 2018

Article By- Shivani Yadav

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Do we really understand the real meaning of a Teacher?

We don't. We confine the word ‘Teacher’ to our schools and colleges. Beyond that we have never thought of a 'teacher'. However, if you analyse, life is also a teacher and so is nature. In fact, everyone from whom you can learn is a teacher.

According to me, Teacher refers to every single person you look upto for a potential lesson, which is just a bit of their great life story. They are the ones, who set a sail to the journey, we are heading.

The appearance of a teacher is not firm. Just like God, they can come in any form in your life. They can be your parents, your elders, your siblings and even your friends. But, they will always be present around you.

From the large number of teachers around us, it is upon us to choose one for us. Lessons from an eminent personalities, act as a catalyst in transforming lives and energizing the way of living. 

Here, these 11 renowned teachers will help you become a better individual

1 - Dr. B. R. Ambedkar - ‘The architect of the Indian Constitution’

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“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence”, said Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. His words clearly imply that nothing is more important than the development of mind. 

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar taught us the importance of hard work, strong will power and persevarance. He faced the stigmas of caste discrimination, but overpowered it with the help education. 

The world ‘teacher’ is incomplete without giving a mention to Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. He taught us to organize our forces and carry on our agitation, until we attain the power and success.

2 - Jim Carrey- ‘The master of comedy’

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Jim Carrey is a comic actor who rose to fame by his comedy performance in The Mask (1994) and Dumb and Dumber(1994). He taught us that they best human is one who can make other happy and stay optimistic even in the hard-times. 

Jim Carrey suffered from an undiagnosed dyslexic and faced many struggles in his early life. Yet, he never revealed the pain on his face. He believed that a person must use their weakness as their strength.

And so, Jim Carrey made everyone laugh. He said- “My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And Laugh.” A great teacher for all of us.

3 - Mother Teresa- ‘The savior of poor’

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Everyone knows about Mother Teresa, who is the epitome of kindness and peace. She has always been the best teacher for poor people and the rest as well. She has taught the world to be courteous and to spread love everywhere. 

Mother Teresa's words, “ Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” teach us to be a good human being. Without a heart that beats for others, we all are simple machines running on oxygen. 

4 - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam - ‘The Missile Man of India’

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From being a prominent Indian scientist to an extraordinary author, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam has always possessed high morals, principles and virtues. He taught us that in spite of having less you can make most out of it. 

If we closely follow the life of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, we can learn a lot of lessons. He has a strong message for all individuals who blame poverty, as the reason behind their failures. 

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s ailing poverty has taught not only him, but everyone, a lot about life. He made poverty his strength and taught to dream big. Dr. Kalam said, “ Dream is not what you see while sleeping, it is something that doesn’t let you sleep”.

5 - J.K. Rowling - ‘The author of Harry Potter’

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J.K. Rowling has taught us to ‘never give up’. She had been rejected by publishers dozens of time, just because she cannot afford to buy a typewriter and her works were handwritten.

J.K. Rowling was so poor that she often failed to feed her baby, but she never gave up. Now, she is even wealthier than Queen Elizabeth II. Besides never giving up, she has also taught us the crucial importance of imagination. Imagination can take you places.

6 - Dalai Lama- ‘The man of Peace’

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Dalai Lama is the embodiment of peace. He has taught us that one man can change the world. He stood up as the real fighter and transformed the worsening situation in Tibet into a zone of peace. He has given us the lesson of bringing peace in the world.

Dalai Lama taught us that human alone can travel the world, leaving their remarkable traces and at the same time impart knowledge to others. He believes, ‘People exist to be loved, objects exist to be used. The world is in chaos because these things are the other way round.’

7 - Bill Gates- ‘The richest man in the world’

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Bill Gates is the richest man in the world, but how he made it, will give you the best lesson of life. He is an inspiration to all the entrepreneurs for the success he has achieved. And we must all learn from what he did in his life. 

Bill Gates started early in his life towards his goal, even though he failed often. Bill Gates said, " If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to build theirs.” In a subtle statement, he has taught us the power of dreaming and achieving goals. 

Bill Gates also teaches, that risks are a part of the road to success.

8 - Swami Vivekananda- ‘The key of inspiration’

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“Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be; if you think yourselves strong, strong you will be”, said Swami Vivekananda. No work will be lost and no struggle will go vain. 

Swami Vivekanad has been a tecaher to great successful personalities like Narendra Modi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and we must also learn from him. He taught us to be honest, even if we are at extreme poverty. He taught us that the strength to achieve something is within you. 

9 - Mark Zuckerberg- ‘The Facebook man’

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Mark Zuckerberg is one person who doesn’t need any introduction, as he himself became the face of millions of people. He is a teacher for all the youngsters, who fail because he failed several times before Facebook was created. 

Young Entrepreneurs can learn from Zuckerberg to be passionate about your dreams, hire the people you can trust and keep learning until your last breath. Also, that failures are the pillars of success.

10 - Indra Nooyi- ‘The PepsiCo lady’

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Indra Nooyi is a passionate woman, who enlightens all the ladies out here. She has taught us that a married women can also carry a crown and can be a formidable leader. Confidence along with flexibility is what we can learn from Indra Nooyi.

Indra Nooyi teaches us the importance of persuasion in order to excel in whatever we do. Belonging to an orthodox Indian household, she has faced many struggles, but she also led a renowned company. 

11 - Charlie Chaplin- ‘The iconic figure’

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Charlie Chaplin stimulate minds to change lives. Charlie Chaplin proved that it is not the mouth full of words, but an ability to express, which makes you different. He was the greatest silent-film actor, teaching us that words aren't that loud. 

Charlie Chaplin overpowered his poverty by becoming a comedy artist. He has casted his figure on people so well that he lost a ‘Charlie Chaplin Look-Alike Contest’ and the other man who had dressed exactly to mark Chaplin appearance won it. 

We can learn from him, how to be a down to earth personality, and how to transform our life.

Let us celebrate this day, by learning some lessons from the great teachers that the world has seen. 

Someday, even you can be a great teacher. 

Happy learning!

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