Everybody hurts. Sometimes.
Teach for twenty years in public high schools and you become entrenched in the lives of young people. Thousands of them. Literally thousands.
If you take the avocation of being a teacher seriously, then that investment in young people is not confined to the four walls of a classroom and not restricted by one or two school years. You will be invited to celebrate their weddings, meet their children, even work with a few in the same school. And those dividends are worth more than the paycheck.
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