Ok, I have to apologize as my first post on the topic was poorly worded and started a discussion that was way off the topic. So without going into too much of what I am thinking on the issue, can you all tell me the good things you experience in teaching? I am 2 years away from getting my teaching degree. I am 31 years old and decided to go back to college after my divorce to pursue my dream job; teaching high school history and government. I already know the drawbacks to the job and am fine with them. All jobs have drawbacks and teaching is no different; but I also believe that teaching is far more rewarding than other careers. Thanks to all posters.