In fact there is no meaning, if I make a comment on this thread. I am a person who spent a little more than 35 fruitful years as a teacher. I started the carrier at the age of 25. I remember my first class. It was for the second year Post graduate students of a University department. In fact it was my first ever class in my life. Being a University PG batch, the number of students was less, just 12 or 13. That gave me a strength. Further, I was to take classes in a subject which was entirely new to them. The students were studying for Marine Biology course and I was to take the class in Statistics. They knew nothing about the subject. Hence I had to start from some fundamentals in the subject. Fortunately, I was capable of introducing the subject in a simple manner which attracted their attention. I never felt that I was a novice in the field. The subject was thorough to me, and could easily present the topics in a simple manner. Because of this one or two students asked me, after the class, where I was teaching earlier.
That was the beginning and throughout my career I took classes to students studying for different PG batches, the students of these batches had not much background in Maths. I was a specialist in Statistics and that subject has applications in most of the science courses. The PG courses for which I had to handle classes were all different (Marine Biology, Oceanography, Geology, Statistics, Mathematics, Meteorology, Marine Geology, Marine Chemistry, Rubber technology, Aquaculture, Bachelor of Fishery Science and Master of Fishery science, and some more.
As a teacher I was well recognised and the College heads always entrusted me different academic related works. Students also were keeping high respect and intimacy with me.
Teaching is, no doubt, a noble profession and I could keep that nobility throughout my career. Many students keep in touch with me even after several years of my retirement. Many students became my colleagues as teachers in my college. My students could occupy very high positions in the academic, professional, official and in other fields.