As the title says, and as most of you already know, i always wanted to be a teacher.
it may not be all that, but this had always been what i wanted ever since i can remember. When i say teacher, i actually mean teaching in a government primary or secondary school.
And this is actually where all the questions arise.....
But why a teacher, i can see the fun and joy in teaching i guess. No matter at what stage the chance to see the younger generation learn and grow gives me the sense of fulfillment i guess. It may seem insignificant but i think everyone can think back after they are successful, and still remember their teachers, maybe one , maybe all, but there will definitely be some teachers who you will still be talking bout after 40 years. The teachers who inspired you to be where you are today.
Teaching used to be a profession looked up to by everyone but today ..... well.....need i say anymore ... its very sad actually, how it ended up to be a career chosen by those who do not have any other choices. Or those who have no choice to forgo it due to dumb reasons (but still important) such as the pay....
Well now as im typing this, honestly i still think about this very often. Am i doing the right thing now ? is this what i really want..... But how on earth can someone pursue teaching as a malaysian government servant and at the same time lead a comfortable life.... (comfortable meaning not having to worry about basic necessities)
Well, this is what i want, maybe a chance to do it part time is already sufficient ? but i still want to see myself in the teaching profession in times to come. Well, after all, who knows ?
Do we choose what we love to do (in this case), or do we do the right thing and choose something that can provide?