This letter proves sometimes it's okay not to listen to what your teacher said about you 5 years ago

This letter proves sometimes it's okay not to listen to what your teacher said about you

This teacher waited 11 years to send her apology letter to her student.

Teachers are all about setting realistic goals that are backboned by an education and a degree or masters and can be quick to squash any other dream you may have had in mind.


It may not have happened to all of us but if a teacher was quick to shoot down your 'unrealistic goals', you'll remember every little detail about the event as clear as if it was yesterday.

Julian Edelman is a professional American Footballer for the New England Patriots. He dreamed of turning professional from a very early age and even though he was so determined to do so, he was put down by his English teacher.

That same teacher got in touch with Edelman in June but the Sports star waited until over a month later to take to social media to post the letter.

Posting on 18 July, he captioned the tweet:


"Set your goals high. do whatever it takes to achieve them. #motivation."

The letter from the teacher begins:


"Dear Jules, I'm not sure you will remember me: I was your teacher for your English 100 class at CSM in the spring of 2006.

"I've been wanting to write to you for, oh, what seems to be a thousand years, to apologise to you for a flippant comment I made to you that semester. You may not even remember it but I've felt bad about it for years."

The teacher then went on to describe the moment that she has regretted for over a decade of her life...

"You made some comment about 'going to the league' and I said something about setting realistic goals, about how few people enter the ranks of the professional athlete, blah, blah, blah.


"I don't think it fazed you, quite frankly, but when I look back on it I feel terrible, not because you proved me wrong but because I voiced an uneducated opinion that implied I had disdain for your passion for the game.

"I think it was early in the semester, before I knew you, but how I could ever have doubted your tenacity and grit is beyond me! Again, I doubt you've even thought about it twice, but even so, I'm sorry for wedging my foot so firmly in my mouth that day."