Is it really our job to teach the world to sing?

February 7, 2019

Whether we take the idea of ‘singing’ at face value or not, it is worth asking is it really our job to teach the world to sing?

All teachers, leaders, mentors and development agents have the responsibility to transmit knowledge to the best of their ability. Outside of the formal structure of the said roles, however, we enter a grey area.

As much as we might wish to help everyone, if we fail to consider carefully the enquiry ‘Is it really our job to teach the world to sing?’ we risk to a) force learning on those who are not interested in having it and/or b) burn ourselves out attempting the thankless task.

On the other hand, when we are in a position to help, it is no bad thing to do all we can within our ability. In such circumstances, holding back from reaching out does not mean we are being cautious but rather cold-hearted.

Yet if we live by the intention to do all we can whenever possible, asking ‘Is it really our job to teach the world to sing?’ becomes meaningless.

Regardless of where you stand on the ‘Is it really our job to teach the world to sing?’ issue, thanks for connecting here today.

Kindest regards.


About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches an International graduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related leadership and performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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