Something’s are Taught Something’s are Caught
Somethings are taught Somethings are caught
I had a meeting this morning with the amazing Angela Mercer, a wonderful mom, leader and pastor. In our meeting she said, as an off hand comment, “somethings are taught, somethings are caught”. So naturally, I stole that idea and am now writing a blog about it. Thank you Angela.
Somethings are taught to us by parents, teachers or leaders in our world. ex. how to tie your shoe as a child, how to make some macaroni as a teen, how to open a bank account when your older etc. These things are practical life lessons and are important for us to learn in order to become independent.
But there are also lessons that we “catch” from the people around us like gossip, confidence, generosity, kindness and disrespect. These are the non-verbal but influential lessons that shape our character. It’s important to recognize if the lessons you’re catching are good lessons to practice in your life.
Somethings are taught, somethings are caught. Be aware of what you are allowing to influence you, will it build you up? will it make you a better person? or will this hurt people around you?