​Why Do You Want To Be A Teacher?

​Why Do You Want To Be A Teacher?

It is an easy question for me to answer


Concluding my final year of high school, I was asked countless questions about my future and what I wanted to with the rest of my life in regards to a career. I would result to telling those who were concerned that I had an interest in a career that excelled monetarily and held prestige in the community, rather than telling them that I wanted to involve myself in a career that I actually would enjoy.

Teaching has been on the surface of my mind for years now, due to the benefits and summers off. Despite the education profession having a lacking pay, the thought of shaping the lives of children through education early on in my career really intrigues me. The education profession has fantastic benefits, vacations, daily problem solving, and permits the educator to shape the lives of children daily.

Over the past summer, I worked in a daycare center to get a feel for the education-related path to discover if it was suitable for me. I became very involved in the center and truly began to appreciate going to work.

Many children are faced with different backgrounds outside of the center; however, when they were in my vicinity I could create a platform that made all of them feel like they had an equal opportunity to excel.

This was an important lesson that I learned early on, and I realized the importance of striving to incorporate in my classroom no matter the position or place that I am in within my career. Over the course of three months working I the center, I was satisfied to observe the students intellectual growth based on interactions that they had with one another and through experiences that they had.

Following this three month endeavor, I realized that monetary gain is not the result of intellect and true growth in an aspiring career path. Happiness and perseverance are what it takes to excel beyond stigmas and predisposed opinions.

I personally aspire to teach and gain experience in the classroom and would like to eventually become an administrator to direct and lead those who feel the same about education and its potential to be respected by those in all career paths. It is crucial that the education career path is respected, as educators have the next generation of doctors, engineers, and yes, teachers at their fingertips.

Finding different ways to overcome issues in the classroom is one of the main things that makes me want to be a teacher. Problem-solving and hard work is something that I aspire to do on a daily basis. As an educator creating rapport is one of the most important things a teacher can do in the classroom, and that is why I plan on integrating a safe environment for my students in which there is mutual respect between my students and me when I can problem solve along with my students.

All and all, with the benefits that the education profession permits, the aspect of daily problem solving, and the innate ability to shape the lives of the next generation; a career in education is most definitely what I envision myself doing for the remainder of my life.

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Socialism Doesn't Work, Even In Theory

Socialism is often looked at a Utopian system that benefits all, but this is not the truth.


A phrase uttered often in political discussions is "Socialism works well in theory". Supporters and opponents alike will claim this to be true. However, this is completely false. Socialism is a system in which the people who do well are robbed and are forced to give up sums of money for "the greater good". It robs the people of the fruits of their own labor. The far left would like people to believe that with more extensive taxes and a complete switch in direction to socialism from capitalism is a wonderful idea.

Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claim that a surrendering of rights and giving the government more power will provide more economic security. What a socialism does is it takes away incentives to innovate and succeed. Multiple real life cases have proved this such as the crises in Cuba, Nicaragua, and more recently Venezuela. Venezuela had tremendous wealth that was squandered and stolen from the people who work hard and do well. China and Russia have funneled billions of dollars into the failing Venezuelan economy and still it is one of the worst in the world.

The proponents of socialism will cite the Nordic Countries as tales of success in the world of socialism. However, these economies are ranked among the best for economic freedom and the welfare states are built upon the power of open market capitalism. Even more ludicrous is the term Democratic Socialism. The term relies on the idea that democratic is just. Democratic does not always mean just. The platform in North Korea is democratic, but as many of you know, the elections are single candidate with Kim Jung Un as the only candidate.

Famous politicians such as Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez tout that they will do socialism correctly and other systems have been corrupted. If a system is so easily defiled in real life circumstances, then how is it a good economic policy? Under conservative presidents, the United States has seen more economic growth than under liberal presidents and that is not a coincidence. The United States has become the world's sole superpower under the guidance and freedom of capitalism.

So I finally say: no, socialism does not work well in theory.


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An Open Thank You Letter To My Work Friends

You know who you are, and I wanted to say thank you.


To my amazing work friends,

To the ones who've come, the ones who've gone, and the ones who've stayed. I miss you all so much. It's hard not seeing all of you during the week while I'm away in college, but seeing everyone on the weekend is what makes coming home that much more special. The bond that we've all created with each other is absolutely amazing, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I have countless things to thank you all for because you're all literally amazing, but here are just a few.

1. Thank you for breaking me out of my shell.


For those of you who have known me since the beginning, you know that I haven't always been as outgoing as I am currently, and it's all thanks to you. Without you helping me break out of my comfort zone, I wouldn't have the amazing group of friends that I have now. From being the quiet new girl who barely talked to anyone, to being able to call over 75% of the employees my best friends, I feel that you all have really helped me break out of my shell, which has really helped me develop into the person I am today.

2. Thank you for always being there for me.

You all are always there for me, and I couldn't be more grateful. Whether it be helping me with things for our job, or being there to talk when I'm not feeling like myself, you all are always there to talk and let me know that everything will be alright. We all have each other's backs. It's amazing to always know that.

3. Thank you for all of the laughs.


Whether it's from something that happened in a group chat, during the meetings, something in our lives outside of work, something that happens on break, or something that happens while we're on the clock, you all never fail to put a smile on my face and make me laugh. We have developed so many inside jokes through the past months (and years for some people), and it really makes work that much more tolerable.

4. Thank you for making work tolerable.


When work is insanely busy, insanely slow, or insanely boring, you all know how to make it more tolerable. Being able to talk to everyone and joke around with everyone on the job actually makes me excited to go to work every weekend. As much as I say how much I want to go home, I wouldn't want to go through five hours of work with any other group of people.

5. Thank you for becoming my second family.

If you're still there or if you've left already, we're all still a second family. We've all become so close over the past months, and I wouldn't want to work with anyone else. No matter what, we always have someone to talk to, no matter what section we're in during the shift. We're always there for each other when we need it, we always know how to make each other laugh, and you actually make going to work not as bad. We never feel like we're alone.

Thank you all for everything at work. I couldn't ask for better coworkers. I appreciate all of you.



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