YES, YES, YES, YES!!!!! That is exactly right. I find it almost criminal to coerce teens into choosing a career based on a few short descriptive articles and no real world experience.

It had to be said.

Thank you for a well written and articulate article.

I am happy to read that you have found your happiness in what you do. It was a great read with a profound message.

I too have written about the shortfalls of the school system and how it unfairly forces students to make unrealistic choices. My work is aimed at trying to help students make wiser decisions. I’d be appreciative if you could give it a read.

https://akmcclure.medium.com/dont-just-do-it-for-the-money-a37abd3a59b6