I am going to a reunion of some old school friends next Saturday, all of us having been teachers for large parts of our lives. I haven't seen some of them for decades. I wonder how many of us would advise our younger selves to become teachers with what we now know. Although I had some great times in the classroom, I must admit that I actively dissuade people from becoming teachers. I am glad that my own children have less stressful careers with a decent work/life balance and far higher salaries. What would you say to your younger selves or do you say to recent graduates?