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Letter To The Professor Who Said I Was Nothing

Letter To The Professor Who Said I Was Nothing

Dear Sir/ Ma’am,

I am pretty sure you haven’t realised it yet – or maybe you have and you enjoy it nonetheless – you made my life hell for the three years you taught me. No – you TRIED to make my life hell. But it did not end up being hell because I had emotional support from my friends and moral support from other teachers.

But you tried your best. And at the time I didn’t really understand why you targeted me. Because I didn’t see any reason. My friends said that maybe it was because I didn’t speak the language or maybe I talked to the opposite sex outside the class or maybe as you put it once – I was “too smart”.

All these things made me afraid – I am going to admit that. I wasn’t afraid at first. At first, I was rebellious. But when I realised to what extent you could screw up my grades I grew fearful of you. I knew that it would hurt my career in a way. And deep inside I knew you could not be reasoned with. That’s why in my last academic year I conformed to all your whims and fantasies.

Letter To The Professor Who Said I Was Nothing

I didn’t utter a word in class even though I had a thousand doubts in my head, stayed “not too smart” and double checked my assignments to remove any small error that might be there. I submitted my assignments on time – not because I was disciplined but because of fear.

But I still ended up with screwed up internals in your subject even after – in students’ parlance – “I licked your ass”.

What you wanted came true – I suffered through my years I spent as a student under you. I cried in my bed when all my friends were asleep. My hands ached after writing assignments overnight and most of all – people asked me in interviews why I scored so low in my internal exams?

In some places, I simply did not make the cut.

And as I sit here as an adult working professionally I ponder as to why you acted the way you did. Maybe you had trouble back at home and you released your frustration at us. Maybe back when you were a student you hated classmates who were just like me. Maybe back then they behaved with you badly. Or maybe you don’t like where I came from. Or simply because you are just a hateful person.

Sugandh Ratan

Sugandh Ratan

Content Writer at Indiansite
Hi! Hope every one is having an awesome day!! Well, me? Like always, living life to the fullest and why not? You are as such not coming out of it alive! Stay precious, be happy and enjoy every moment. And always remember, slay one dragon at one time!! It will soon be okay!
Sugandh Ratan

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