I've always wanted to influence the world. When I was 7-years-old, I wanted to be a movie star (deep down I still do). At 14-years-old, I wanted to be a writer. I now want to be a teacher.

"Really?" people ask. "A teacher?"

Despite the "bad" pay, annoying parents, and lots of homework being a teacher is the best way to influence the world because you are influencing the next generation of adults; the next politicians, movie stars, doctors and more. It's a teacher that can make or break a child. They can right wrongs that may happen at home and provide guidance, not just for their future in the workforce, but their future in life.

That's just being a teacher in general though. I don't believe a history teacher can have the same influence as an English teacher. English is used all the time no matter what you do and because of that being an English teacher is the best subject to influence in many ways. By being a teacher, I can guide kids through some of their toughest years and help them find their passion, and as an English teacher, I can do so much more as well. Let me teach you how words are the way to connect, to teach, to influence, to resolve and create. ]

As an English teacher, I can educate the next generation on how to be heard as an adult, even when the world thinks you are just a child. As an English teacher, I can educate the next generation on how to resolve problems in ways that both parties can feel at ease and content, which is something we need more of in the chaotic world we live in. As an English teacher, I can help someone discover the power of persuasion, the power of making connections between seemingly irrelevant things, and the power to create with words. By being an English teacher, I can teach the next generation how to speak and be heard, and to speak kindly, but with a fierceness to be reckoned with. I can teach these kids how to speak as adults, to write like lovers and like CEOs and presidents.

Being a teacher has its ups and its downs, however, it is the best way to influence the world. And being an English teacher has the ability to change it completely.