Mawkish1983 wrote:Billymac29, are you aware that my sweeping generalisations are just that, and as such are not directed at you?
All I've said I believe to be true. The original question was about whether teaching was a compatible career with Buddhist lay practice, and I said it certainly was, stating the reasons. My assessment of why I believe some teachers do not have as positive an experience as me are based on my interactions with other teachers who are happy to tell the world how stressful and difficult the job is. I just don't see it. Please do not take my rhetoric as a personal or professional attack on you. (Not that you said you do, but I am under that impression).
no one has said teaching is wrong livelihood... You said it yourself:
My assessment of why I believe some teachers do not have as positive an experience as me are based on my interactions
You do not know the teaching profession of all subjects or in all cities let alone states and countries. There are many levels of teaching that a 1 or 2 year teacher has yet to experience. There are many areas in the world with different kinds of societies and behaviors.
Have you dealt with guns and shootings in your school? Have you had bomb threats?... Have you dealt with students beating teachers into hospitalization??? Have you ever taught in Compton LA, CA? Camden, NJ? Detroit, MI? Newark, NJ? Or any city that is over polluted with severe gang violence?
have a good school day