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The teacher’s Diary: kintsugi, the philosophy of my choice

As a philosophy, kintsugi can be seen to have similarities to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, an embracing of the flawed or imperfect. This can be seen as a rationale for keeping an object around even after it has broken and as a justification of kintsugi itself, highlighting the cracks and repairs as simply an event in the life of an object rather than allowing its service to end at the time of its damage or breakage.source: Wikipedia

No one escapes life unbroken. We all come across hardships and tragedies that break something within our soul. Most of the times, when we move on, we carry the scars with us and try to hide them, pretending they’re not there. We feel compelled to act “normal” and “forget” what we went through. And most of the time, we fail!

I am now convinced that this is really what we do wrong: moving on does not mean hiding what we went through as if nothing ever did, but it means embracing our mistakes and scars and experiences as part of who we are. Those scars, when accepted, will define who we are because they are so special and cannot be repeated or recreated ever again. When we accept the beauty of our imperfections, the artful combination of our shortcomings and insecurities will finally stop haunting us and start to become a source of pride and hope.

As a teacher, I strive to teach this philosophy to my kids and live by it every single day. Life becomes much easier when we accept that mistakes are bound to happen, and learning from those mistakes will always make us better people.


Ironic… How losing weight is a luxury for people with money. lots of money! Did you check the latest prices of “diet” food?

Ironic…. How easily people forget when you’re nice and strongly remember when you’re not!

Ironic … How hard it is to sleep when you’re really tired!

Ironic … How we need people most when they are not there!

Ironic … How we trust people more when they are behind the screen!

Ironic… How little we know about our religion but always claim to be religious!

Ironic.. How small people get when they believe they’ve become better than anyone!

Ironic… How fast we dismiss facts in the favor of false hopes!

Ironic… How we accept tragedies out of habit!

Ironic… How insignificant humanity is when it comes to economy!

Ironic… How simple it is to lie when the truth is complicated!

Ironic.. How success becomes easier when you’re dead!

Yet.. Not so ironic.. Not at All!!