Saw an old friend today on FB, she chose to become a teacher in primary school, not high school. When I studied with her, she was quite outstanding, clever, and beautiful as well. She was good at math (not better than me – as I remember), literature, and some others. Haha , I was also not too bad at literature ;), just didnt focus on it. The point is that I dont think she made a bad decision but if I were her, I would not be a teacher!
When we were at grade 7, our head teacher told us that we would be 2 successfull girls! Shame on me – I am not, end up loser, to be clear! And my friend – yeah she is, maybe maybe not, success in her own way – a teacher!
Let’s talk about her….
I see she is into it, her handwriting is striking, since she was a student, she always wrote carefully on her notebook – not like me, I tried to write as fast as I could no matter how ugly it was (I’m still not a careful one – all I care about is result, just like Math, when I was at school, I didn’t give a damn about how a math solved logically, just the result was correct, then it was enough, until now, things are the same, no matter what I do at work, work is done well, than I’m done, of course I show a good attitude all the time – because I have to love my job). Ok, come back to her, see what she is dealing with everyday – her student – little kids, poor facilities, remote area, it’s too different from busy cities, or even our hometown – her friends are young inexperienced teachers, who sacrifice their youth for teaching children how to write letters, do math – take away, sum, sing children songs, draw pictures…
But … all those things are nightmares to me
There are many things interesting out there – why do you lock yourself in the cage like that?
Look, you get married, have one kid, be a teacher – it’s considered “complete” in our culture (PERFECT!, YOUR PARENTS MUST BE PROUD OF YOU)
Me – single – no even boyfriend – a job in Korean company – that is considered “unstable job” – SUCH A LOSER IN MY PARENTS EYE
It turns out, only you feel happy for what you have is enough.
Maybe she doesnt see her life as I do, maybe she is very happy, she loves her student, her small family… and she is be loved!
I have another life!