ENFJ is full of my favorite characters/favorite female characters so I guess there’s a reason … (Iroh and Katara, Topanga, Donna Noble, Kaylee Frye, Lt. Hughes, Lily Potter, Pepper Potts, Simba, Elizabeth Swan, Bubbles, Elaine Benes, Clark Kent, Lara Croft …)
Though I’m not entirely certain “Teacher” is the best summation of the type.
Idealists for sure though.
there should be a two year period after high school where it is socially expected that kids not work or go to school or do anything but take road trips, read books, meet new people, and take lots of pictures
yeah that’s called a gap year… don’t you have that?
Not in America…
One of the things that bothers me about American education culture is that you are considered “lazy” if you do not jump right into college, or if you take “too long” at community college.
But the best students I’ve ever known are all people who put time between high school and college. The cultural system will try and tell you that it’s because they regretted not going to college, or are so desperate to improve their situation that they work hard night and day to excel.
But from what I’ve seen, and from my actual life, right now, I think it’s something better, and healthier, and I think it’s something that would make higher education a much more valuable and productive experience for all.
I think taking time off from education gives you an appreciation for it. In a really good way, not in a regretful way. I’m on a gap year right now, and it’s really helped me to realize how much I love learning, and how rewarding education is. I’m so excited to start graduate school this fall, 100% because of the time I’m taking off from school now.
And in my gap year I’ve had a lot of experiences that I wouldn’t have had if I had jumped straight into grad school that have opened up my perspective in the world, and I think that that will make me an even better student in the year to come.
The more experience you have, the more the value of education becomes apparent. I wish the system acknowledged this, because we could be building a generation of young, experienced, frighteningly smart people who could really move some mountains.
Dreamt about people puking and my parent’s house
Not a very restful sleep