HUMBLING THOUGHTS Why am I on this self-evaluation mode this morning? I don’t know but it is humbling. So if I write it maybe someone will tell me how great I am while I am in this enlightened stage in which I know I know very little.
It started somehow by the scripture about remembering God’s deeds (Ps 77:11-12) which has absolutely no connection to where I’ve ended up!
Somehow I thought I would put myself on about an upper 80’s scale in intelligence, but intelligence is one thing; knowledge is something else entirely. Woe is me if I were grading myself on knowledge. I considered maybe a 2 out of 100. Then I knew that was way too high if it came to all knowledge in all venues of science and arts!
So I tried to limit it to knowledge of all things relating too our culture in the good ole USA. Medical, mechanical, chemical, biology, technology, agriculture? ..… Still way too high. I don’t know much of that!
So I’m limiting it again. Can I claim 20% in the education, childhood area? Getting closer. Whee! Even there I’m losing out.
My conclusion. I’ve found one way to get back to 80% where I started. I just limit my boundaries smaller and smaller to demand less of myself. So I claim 80% proficiency in teaching reading to first graders who come from Okie land. See Jane. See Jane run. See Spot. See Spot run.
I’m sure glad God willed for me to be a reading teacher. ‘Fraid I don’t know anything else!
This is a bit I wrote a few years ago. Edited and decided to use it for a blog. Just me having fun with myself as the victim. But it is mighty near the truth. I can almost hear God laughing at me. Sort of like he did Job (Job 38) when he said “Okay, Bigshot, answer me this.” All right, that’s not really what he said, but he sure did make Job think he (Job) didn’t know much. 😀