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Xandy_Day posted this thread...
Feb. 24, 2013 at 3:13 am

My mom and I have been squaring off about this whole college thing, and I really have no idea who to talk to about it. She doesn't approve of where I want to go or what I want to be, and I just... feel so powerless! Anyone care to give me some advice?

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kmeep replied...
Feb. 25, 2013 at 10:29 am

What do you want to be?

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Xandy_Day replied...
Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:39 am

Personally, I want to be an English teacher, but she says it's a waste. Then she ends up getting my head so twisted around that I just get... cnofsued.

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kmeep replied...
Feb. 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Personally, I don't see what is wrong with being an English teacher. I want to be an English teacher.

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Xandy_Day replied...
Feb. 28, 2013 at 8:30 am

It's a great job, is it not? Not only do we get to be around the English language's more intimate details, we get to inspire teens to love it too. She doesn't see that...

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kmeep replied...
Feb. 28, 2013 at 6:36 pm

That's too bad. :( My mom actually was an English teacher, so I don't think I'll ever be in your situation. You been able to talk about college with her without getting in an argument?

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Xandy_Day replied...
Mar. 15, 2013 at 4:56 pm

No, basically I ended up settling on the college and she said she wasn't going to tell me not to be a teacher anymore because it makes me more determined to. Her argument against teaching was money, jerk students, bs politics, and more stress than it's worth. But I can't see myself doing anything else. I love English, I'll have summers off, and I'll get to help teens like us. I really look up to my teachers and I want to have people look up to me too.

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Mar. 16, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Well, if it's what you want to do. I mean, she might be paying for it, but it's your life. If you choose to do what she wants you to do and then however many years later you realize you're not happy, what good is that? You could try to convince her, but if she's as stubborn as you say she is ... I don't know. Sorry, that's not very helpful but it's the best I could do.

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Xandy_Day replied...
Mar. 17, 2013 at 10:09 am

It's ok. I think we've just decided to not talk about it anymore. Unspoken agreement, but I'm not sure how long it'll last.

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DreamAngel replied...
Mar. 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Yes, because it's completely a waste to be in the profession of teaching the next generation the language and structure of English, which our country is practically built on. Not to mention writing, a skill that brings one extremely far in most all fields.
I would reason out your argument calmly, and go to the college that you want to go.
It's your life. Do what you want with it. Frankly, you're not throwing it away and doing something quite useful with it that you also enjoy.
There's no reason to back down from your dream.

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Xandy_Day replied...
Mar. 20, 2013 at 11:22 am

Thank you. My papaw is wholly in support of it, and my mamaw is too (but that's no surprise). And I've talked to most of my teachers, and they all say that they wouldn't change their choices if they could. I guess my mom is just... strange.

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