I never want my kids to think like they are forced to follow down existing paths in life just because others around them pressure them into doing just that.
- I respect that their teachers want the best for all of them, however you can’t teach kids that a school education is the immediate ticket to success as well as happiness in the world.
I saw too many of my friends in high school follow this advice to a fault as well as ended up with thoUSnds of dollars worth of school debt without a degree to show for it. They either dropped out as early as freshman age, or later on. It’s particularly taxing when you spend more than five years chasing a degree as well as never end up graduating like a few of my family members. When my kids got to high school recently, I told them to explore every chance that comes their way. I also push them all to have at least one activity outside of their school work. This isn’t just for their mental health, however also to see if they have any latent skills that can be nourished as well as turned into a possible life path. My brother l earned in high school that he enjoyed working with machines as well as motors, however wasn’t particularly enthralled with cars. Going to trade school was life decreasing because he took a class on heating as well as cooling systems as well as was right away hooked. My brother has been in the Heating as well as Air Conditioning industry for 25 years now as well as isn’t showing any signs of quitting. He earns a healthy salary as well as feels fulfilled everyday with what he does for his managers as well as customers.