No this is not a post about cars.
Waking up today, I immediately checked Facebook before getting out of bed (Think this is becoming my weekly Saturday routine)
While scrolling through the News Feed, a very good friend of mine pm’d me, saying that “he has something very important to tell me”. I got a little scared, anxious at what it could be.
He dropped the bomb right away. “I’m dropping out of law school”. For all those reading this, it might not mean anything, but this is gigantic news to me. I immediately looked at the calendar to see what day it is (To check if it was April 1 or a similar occasion) and it seemed to be a normal Saturday. Shocked and still in disbelief, I asked why, how, and when.
This friend of mine was inspiring to be with. He was a brilliant student, a friend you can always lean on, and a goal-achiever. He gets what he wants because he acts on it, not because of lucky circumstances (or at times, fine). Law school was his primary target ever since the day we first met, and I was so happy for him when he announced that he passed the entrance exam at one of the best law schools in the country.
Then he tells me this…
It was his parents who always wanted him to be a lawyer; not him. All the dedication and hard work to inch his way through law school was done to make his parents proud and he did, no doubt about it.
But opening up, he told me that he wanted to be an educator all along; a person who doesn’t work for money or revenue, but for change. He already talked to his parents and fortunately, they support their son’s pursuit to be the catalyst in bringing change in their city’s education.
The inspiration just got stronger. I too, always wanted to be a teacher but I never got the guts to tell my parents and apply for a teaching position. In a way, their expectations from me are way too high that it’s hard to pull my way back into normalcy.
I see myself teaching after a few years of working in this corporate shit-hole and taking my masters. Perhaps this will all help me in honing myself as a better and more credible instructor for my future students. Learning the ins and outs of the world and how it really works might just be what I need to give my teaching a better edge at inspiring and equipping the next generations.
Or maybe this is just me being all delusional. Either way, it’s probably gonna be a long drive anyway.