I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.
—  Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Teachers’ ‘special skills’ a social media rage in China

Social media users in China have been applauding the remarkable skill of a history teacher who apparently can draw the map of the world freehand.

The pictures of the teacher drawing the map on the blackboard were posted by a student on Sina Weibo.

The student, who goes by the handle @xuxuxuermao, said that it took the teacher, surnamed Zhao, barely a few minutes to draw the entire map. The student also said that this was something that Zhao did on a regular basis.

The post attracted a number of users, who were not only appreciative of the skill but also began sharing the unique and creative skills that their teachers have displayed.

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