Dirt_Floor_Poor Posted August 19, 2022 Share Posted August 19, 2022 My daughter had a back to school night the other day and it just got me thinking about my experiences with school in general. I couldn’t wait to graduate and get out of there. I miss the friends I made and even a few of the teachers, but the biggest reason was that I wanted to get to work. I wanted to farm. The last few years of high school involved mandatory meetings with the guidance counselor for every student to discuss what your plans were after high school. I told her on several occasions that my plans were to farm full time with my dad and my grandfather. She told me every time that my plan was not a good one and that it would almost certainly fail. I needed to pick a better career and the only way to have any success at all was by going to college. I did end up going to college for a little bit, but it was obvious that if I wanted to make the farming work I was going to have to give it all that I had. Trying to farm after school was never going to work. Of course my plans didn’t work out exactly how I thought, most notably because my grandfather died shortly after my graduation, but in general I was able to make it work. I was just wondering if other people had similar experiences with people that “know best” trying to steer them in directions that they did not want to go, especially your school. My experience sure makes me want to pay close attention to what someone is trying to tell my kids. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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