After a lot of thought, I found myself connecting the dots from my past. These past several weeks I have poured and poured over different possibilities to use my degree. Most of the careers involved blundering as someone's errand boy, crunching numbers, and stressing over an impossibly unpredictable financial market. The stress and dispassionate fields drew me even farther back into thought.
What could i have changed so that my current situation would be different? How can more people like us find our passions in life?
I realized the thing that drew me to TED was the diversity of people and experiences gathered all in one location. The way different fields connected seamlessly in the world we live in. What i want is to connect the dots in other people's lives, to share my thirst for the world with other people, other youth. I believe it is unanimous that the education system in the united states is undergoing growth, however, at a slow pace. It probably hasn't changed much since the last time i was in high school.
Grade school, along with college, have been one of the most inefficient uses of my time. Therefore, I have decided to become part of the education movement and to begin by becoming a teacher. I want to show kids how to connect the dots of our society. Video games are just a combination of mathematics, physics, and embedded values of trust in your teammates. Music is just the euphonious sound of patterns and how music that moves your soul can be a biological reaction to the soothing flow of a 60bpm piece.
I hope that my optimism in becoming a teacher doesn't run out. The fear of unmotivated students and a diverse learning curve along with multiple learning styles bounces around in the back of my mind. But as we all know, we are in one of the fastest moving generations in history, and I am looking forward to becoming a part of it.
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