Question 200 of 365: Are we on a roll, taking roll, role models, rolling the dice or just rolls of toilet paper?

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We worry about being fathers. We worry about being sons. About being employees and entrepreneurs. We worry about the things that we are and what we will never be. But I don’t care abut the roles we are prescribed or the ones that we take on over time.

Perhaps it is more important to be on a roll. It so happens that I am on one so that makes sense that I would hold it in higher esteem. In 200 days, I have asked questions and sought guidance. I have commented and collected. Not being done is the best part about being on a roll, too.

Taking roll was never my favorite part of teaching, but I do find it convenient now to see exactly when all of the people I have become are present. Every once in a while, I just look around the room to see if I am still here. As it turns out, I am.

And the role models: The ones I actually look up to are the ones that surprise me. I want those that do not fit into any role at all, other than that of interesting and passionate. For in those two things, I find that we are all fodder for progress.

I’m betting on consistency winning everyone over. I’m putting my future on the line because I promised myself that nothing would be too sacred to not let it ride one more time. This roll of the dice is special, even beautiful.

It is okay that people wipe themselves with what I care about. So long as they find it useful, I have done much of my work well. Now, only if I could get people to see just how clean these ideas will get you.

I am most a roll of toilet paper because everything else is too removed from the truth. If we do nothing else except for wipe away the worst excrement, then we will have fulfilled our role perfectly. The other rolls and roles don’t matter.

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  1. Jacqueline L Cahill

    Interesting play on words…very appealing to the eye…disagree with your ending though…its not okay for people to wipe with what you care about nor is it acceptable to only wipe away the worst excrement…to me this says an individual who quit fighting for the higher good and our country needs as many ans they can get in education…we're a bit of a mess

  2. I think I may not have gotten my point across very well in that last
    metaphor. I meant that the things I care about are what can cleanse another
    person's practice, getting them ready to engage in something anew. I am
    getting them ready to fight and to engage, simply by getting rid of the
    worst of what they may be harboring. I get that we need to work toward
    bettering everything, but I don't want to sugarcoat any of it. I want to be
    what get's people ready to act, and in that way, I want to be their roll of
    toilet paper. Nothing is more intimate and nothing is more gross and
    truth-ridden.

  3. I think I may not have gotten my point across very well in that lastrnmetaphor. I meant that the things I care about are what can cleanse anotherrnperson’s practice, getting them ready to engage in something anew. I amrngetting them ready to fight and to engage, simply by getting rid of thernworst of what they may be harboring. I get that we need to work towardrnbettering everything, but I don’t want to sugarcoat any of it. I want to bernwhat get’s people ready to act, and in that way, I want to be their roll ofrntoilet paper. Nothing is more intimate and nothing is more gross andrntruth-ridden.

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