Your Life in Six Words

At class this evening, my professor introduced us to the marvelously frustrating world of six-word memoirs. (The link will take you to some famous ones.)  She invited us to submit our own, based on our chosen profession.

Everyone said it was hard, but for some reason it seemed easy to me.  Here's what I came up with.

Pessimistic: Trying to do what parents didn't.

Optimistic: Taught them; they taught me more.

Martyric: Sacrifice much and hope it's enough.

And, my favorite: "Will this be on the test?"

Okay, your turn!  Leave your six-word teaching philosophy in a comment below.