If you could turn back time, would you still be a teacher?
If you could turn back time, would you still be a teacher? The question is very tricky yet it takes a lot of effort to admit to oneself. Many teachers all around the globe consider themselves destined to be one. Being able to understand that you want to become a teacher when you grow up means it is in your blood.
Teaching is the noblest profession of all and many youngsters’ dream of this. Yet, when they are in the actual field of teaching they find themselves realizing so many things.
Of course, when someone becomes a teacher the main goal is to earn for a living. The passion in teaching comes second. In countries where teachers are well-kept and the salaries are high, the demands also rise. In most cases, things never turn this way. Many countries couldn’t give proper payment to their teachers.
In a specific view, Philippines is one country who has the lowest salary for teachers. These teachers are passionate about their work, yet they need to feed their families. This is the reason why some teachers resigned from their post and try their lucks abroad.
If you could turn back time, would you still be a teacher? My answer is no. I am currently teaching and I always dreamed of trying my luck in other places aside from my country. The reason is simple; we are not prioritized in our country. We teach and offer our times but our salaries can’t compensate our hard efforts.
Teaching the youth is my passion but passion and survival are different. These two always contrast with each other. In our times today, we need to survive for ourselves and our families. The only sure way to survival is to earn enough for the family. If you are a teacher, you can’t do this unless you have a wealthy bloodline.
If I could turn back time, I will not become a teacher. Maybe share my skills in my own little ways but I will choose to be wiser than be broke. – Alec | Helpline PH