“The Most Powerful People on Earth: There are 6.8 billion people on the planet. These are the 68 who matter.” That is the title of an article in Forbes (November 23, 2010) Magazine. It begins, “We are fascinated with power. We stand in awe of those who apply it adroitly – and in fear of those who abuse it. We lust for power …. The people on this list were chosen because, in various ways, they bend the world to their will.”
The most powerful people on earth that I know do not bend the world to their will, but they do see and touch the future every day in their classrooms. Yes, the most powerful people in the world are teachers.
They do not lust for power. Instead, they give … give their hearts to their students. That is powerful. That is a teacher.