The Perfect Career

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"All of us who are worth anything spend our manhood in unlearning the follies; or epiating the mistakes of our youth."

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

I feel the perfect career for me is Physical Education. I have always wanted to teach and I love sports. I have two sisters and a brother who constantly look to me for advice, help with their schoolwork, and supervision. I consider it an honor for me to have such a major influence in their lives. Henry B. Adams once said, "A teacher effects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." That's why I am devoted to helping children achieve and stay on the path to victory.

The reason I feel I should go into physical education is because of my passion for sports. I started getting into sports in the 9th grade, about four years ago. After playing basketball for a year, I begin getting involved in other aspects of the sports.

I began maintaining the scoreboard and scorebook. next thing you know I was became assistant coach to a local basketball team for youth, Next Level, and coached for four years. I enjoyed this side of sports a great dealmore than playing, I couldn't really play that well anyway. However, the relationship I had with the kids made me look at my life in a whole new perspective. Sports stars are role models to children and have a rather big influence on them but a couch or teacher, touches them in a completely different respect. Their was one young man who had a large influence on my decision to be a physical educator. This boy was into sports before I met him. He played basketball, football, and baseball, and he was talented in all three sports. He got to high school...