minilop.net/ writings/ Giving

by Jamey Sharp, 3/31/2003

In giving lies the spirit of selfishness:
Everyone has a motivation.
My games end with my pupils more learned
Or my loss.

A successful teacher is one whose students fit.
A fitting student offers intangible rewards.
All learn - the teacher most of any.
And while some may be unhappy, none fail to benefit.

What is success? Who can say?
I will be happy until I cease learning.
My joy derives from the new new thing.
The status quo is detrimental to my sanity.

Introduction, conclusion. What has been said?
We seek balance in relationships.
Please take from me until you are full;
And give to me only what you are able.