I'm 19 years old just out of high school (I was held back in first grade for a learning disability--totally right decision) and heading to become a teacher. I am really enthusiastic about teaching. I love the TEDtalks by Sir Ken Robinson and other type stuff. And in the last two weeks of my senior year I was a guest speaker in two ancient history classes and I talked about Roman politics (I brought in my replica Roman helmet which was a big hit ). Everyone in the classroom was attentive and enjoyed my lecture. I love sharing the knowledge in my head with others.
So let me be honest. What you guys are saying totally scares the shit out of me! With the bureaucracy, the bad students, the bad pay, it just sounds like a nightmare. I know that all jobs are difficult and that all jobs have their amount of bullshit, but jeez it sounds like insanity.