More on mentoring… - Posted by Traveler
Posted by Traveler on February 10, 2001 at 13:03:20:
In a thread below I questioned the whole idea of ?I need a mentor?. Well, I guess I stomped on somebody?s nerve according to what I found in my email inbox. By questioning someone?s desire to have a mentor I have been borne out as (and I quote) selfish, one who contradicts all of what CRE stands for, someone who needs to get a life, someone who posts ignorant remarks, someone who thinks inside the box, one who doesn?t treat others as I want to be treated, and more. Additionally, I shouldn?t answer posts not directed toward me. (I hereby institute a moratorium on answering any posts not specifically addressed to you. Get busy those of you known by name) I mean after all, five different people told this person he needed to get a good mentor. (Please be advised people seeking a mentor don?t really want a mentor or ?wise counselor??someone who can dispense guidance, direction and advice. What they are looking for is a teacher, tutor, trainer, education, apprenticeship, etc. without cost or obligation.) Before I found this out in email I never knew that when I started I either had money or worked hard to learn, but either way I wished I had someone to lead me. I also never realized that if everyone in the United States were rich there would still be enough money for the rest of the world, but I do now since I just got ?mentored? in macroeconomics. Dang! How am I going to get this altruism and idealism thing down? Anyone want to be my mentor? I understand capitalism, botulism, sado-masochism, communism, Darwinism, Buddhism, Libertarianism, cynicism, Marxism, romanticism, dualism, hedonism, expressionism, optimism and pessimism but I guess I don?t do all the other ?isms? very well.
Names witheld because its the right thing to do.
Man, it?s article time.