||You're a fortunate guy, Matt, to be in one of those fidels where your efforts randomly come back to remind you of the good you've done.Sure, most of us believe in Karma or something very similar, but how many get the opportunity to see it in action?Hearing your story made me want to contact an old high school teacher. He was one of those teachers that changed my life. He opened my eyes to an entirely new way of thinking, and I credit much of who I am today to him.This particular teacher taught half of an experimental humanities class I was in. It was a 2.5 hour daily class that covered broad areas of history and culture. The first half focused on sociology and literature and the second half on history and culture.He's the one teacher that taught me to love history. He taught it with a real passion. He taught HISTORY, not just disjointed facts. He taught (for two months, actually), the interesting intricacies of the French Revolution and Napoleon in particular.Unfortunately, some years after high school I discovered that he had been charged with several counts of molestation and sexual misconduct, spanning a period of several years.That ended his career both as a teacher and a writer (he'd written a couple of small local history books and was getting some positive interest from them).Even though I can't tolerate the behavior he was accused of exhibiting, he will always be that teacher that I credit with making the biggest difference in my life.I never saw any behavior out of the ordinary. I only saw an awesome teacher that knew how to open our young minds to the possibilities of the world.THAT'S how strong an influence teachers can have, Matt. It's so much more than just a hug, or a Hey, how's it going? Long time no see! It's a successful father, husband, business man talking 20 years later about how you were one of the most influential people in his life whose memories and admiration can't be lessened by the things you might do later.That's pretty damn strong.