We just finished up our 2nd day of mid-term conferences and it was a nice opportunity to visit with some families about student's progress to this point in the year. I have said it before, but Forest City is truly a special place. Each parent, community member and colleague I have met has provided an opportunity for me to learn something new or grow as an individual and professional counselor. Forest City truly resembles a community that abides by the "Golden Rule- Treat people the way you want to be treated."
This is such a timeless saying, that still resonates today. In working with other professionals, to helping guide students in the way they treat others, the Golden Rule proves true, time and time again. It sounds pretty simple "treat others the way you want to be treated", but it isn't always. There are many times when we feel we have been wronged and we should get revenge or get even- the saying "eye for an eye" (which can easily be mistaken for the Golden Rule) comes to mind. However, the Golden Rule (in my interpretation) means to always treat others the way you want to be treated, regardless of how they treat you. The last part is important to remember and is something that has really been evident in the relationships and people of Forest City.
Hopefully you continue or start (it's never too late) to live you your life by "The Golden Rule- the Right Way".
I am the School Counselor at Forest City High School and I love that I have the opportunity every day to help all students here achieve and succeed! The students, faculty, and community are wonderful! Go Indians!