Hey folks! I'm a junior math major entering my first semester of fieldwork and education classes. I've always leaned towards being a high-school math teacher, and my decision to apply to the program wasn't on a whim. However, I'm finding that whenever I tell people my plans (which I'm genuinely excited about), they say things such as "Oh gosh, I've heard so many bad stories," or "Are you sure that's what you want to do?" Not only are these comments rude (though the people seem completely oblivious to this), they're discouraging. Is it true that teaching in high-school is that bad, or are these comments coming from those who came in with the wrong expectations? I want to be a teacher because I enjoy math and I enjoy helping others - the salary is honestly not that important to me. Also, one last question: I am a bit of an introvert, so will that be much of a hindrance for me? I imagine I'll be nervous when I begin student-teaching, but that'll go away? Thanks for your responses.