I'm a former Marine studying at a university in Wisconsin. My Major is History Teaching with a minor in Secondary Education, obviously, I plan to be a high school History teacher. I love history and I'm a good public speaker. Everyone keeps telling me how hard it is to be a teacher. I am hearing that it's a hard job that's only getting harder. I mean no disrespect with my question, I'm simply looking to quell the non-sense that I keep hearing. What is so hard about it? With so much time off, as long as the lesson plan is solid, why is it considered so difficult? I understand that there is a considerable amount of work involved, but every job has long hours. I'm not talking about salary, I'm just trying to figure out why everybody keeps telling me to proceed with caution. Any advice is appreciated. And again, I don't mean to insult the profession, I just want to know.