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Old Yesterday, 09:26 PM
 
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Most of my teachers from middle school on up promoted the sink or swim threat. "They have to want it".
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Old Yesterday, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Da Northeast!
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I had a 7th grade writing teacher encourage me to become a writer or journalist.

My biology teacher in 11th grade was certain that I would become either a scientist or a doctor...which was the original plan.

Ha. I am not a writer nor a scientist/doctor.
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Old Yesterday, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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A teacher. Which I was, for a while. Also writer. Which I've also been.
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Old Today, 07:14 AM
 
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They never said, but I think most of my female classmates wound up being Wives and Mothers, just what the nuns would have wanted...
Know why so many Catholic girls got pregnant before marriage? Because the nuns told us "you can't have a baby if you're not married." HA!
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Old Today, 09:48 AM
 
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No clue. I attended a mega-high school with several thousand students, and I did not have a close relationship with any of my teachers other than the orchestra director, because I was quite talented (I know that sounds awfully conceited, but it's true). To the rest I was just a number. Weirdly, I did not pursue a music career. I was too burned out at eighteen to even consider performance or education as a vocation.
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Old Today, 10:10 AM
 
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I don't think any of them ever said anything about it.
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Old Today, 10:38 AM
 
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From elementary through high school, I was repeatedly told to become a lawyer. I had a tendency to argue and nitpick about classroom/school policies. My 6th grade shop teacher suggested drafting because I was good at it. Ended up in engineering where I argue and nitpick over drawings and specifications.
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Old Today, 10:53 AM
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Location: Massachusetts
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Dead.
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Old Today, 10:56 AM
 
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The one time I met with the guidance counselor, he just acted shocked when I said I wanted to be a high school English teacher instead of something in the sciences. I was in AP biology, but only because it was a requirement to take science and I wanted to test out of it in college. Ha.

The only other teacher who ever said anything about my future was my 8th grade English teacher. On the last day of school, when people were filing by hugging her, shy and morose me tried to sneak out behind her back. She grabbed my arm, pulled me over quick and whispered, "Keep writing" in my ear, then nodded at me and let me go.

Never finished college. The idea to be a teacher petered out before it even started. And it took me a while (15 years post high school), but I am now a writer and couldn't be happier. I've tried to find her a few times over the years but never had much luck.
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Old Today, 11:38 AM
 
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A musician.


And a failure.


Neither of which happened.


Sorry, teachers.
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