BIRTH OF SKILLONOMY: TALENT MANAGEMENT AND SKILL MONETIZATION PLATFORM
2 BIG dreams and one secret wish
An intro to my story of world-changing experience
A couple of years ago I met a friend of mine I knew since childhood. And after a warm greeting, he strictly asked me: “Pavlo, WTF? how could it happen that the world is still full of evil, suffering and unhappy people?”
I was really ashamed to hear that and didn’t know what to answer. To explain the reason for the question and my own reaction we need to go 30 years back… Let’s do it;)
In 1989 I was a 1st-grade pupil.
My first teacher, Victoria Gladkaya, asked us to write the first essay on “Your 3 most secret wishes.” The essays were presented to all parents at the parents’ class meeting. And it was probably the only meeting in which my grandmother (I lived with her those days back) came overfilled with pride for her grandson - for me:). Later on, I spoiled a lot of my teachers’ nerves at school and of my parents at home, but that meeting was my super bowl!
My grandmother worked as a workshop foreman at a sewing factory. And for the essay I wrote at school, she received an official gratitude "For an exemplary grandson raising”. Those days this was a big honour for the whole family!
The funny thing is that my essay was as short as 3 sentences. Here they are:
"My 3 most secret wishes:
- I want ALL people on Earth to be HAPPY.
- I want people to NEVER DIE.
- I want a rain of chewing gums to come. "
Quite trivial wishes, I guess. But what was is it that delighted my first teacher and how was official gratitude explained to my grandmother? Any ideas?
Please, share your thoughts within this topic in comments!
Especially if you had such an essay when you were a child - I’d be happy to hear what your biggest dreams were in childhood - and what do you dream about today. Has anything changed?
You know, now, on my 36th year of life, I would’ve changed only one secret wish…
The story to be continued - I’ll tell the reason of why I did such a personal revelation out here, on NEM forum, and what actually happens with my wishes after 30 years.
And of course - share your own thoughts - they’ll be rewarded! We prepare special gifts for all who are NOT AFRAID of revealing what he thought of as a child.
I know it needs the courage to post such personal things in a forum:) C’mon, be brave!