Frank Inglese writes:
Yeah, I’ll admit it; I sometimes miss my high school days. I do, I do. I hate saying so though, especially because my Mother would always lecture me on the importance of enjoying my experience there while I could.
It’s funny, she never spoke to me about anything regarding academic excellence. She always pushed me further into the things that I loved but never forced me to do anything I didn’t have even a shred of enjoyment doing. Maybe that’s why I decided early on that I was going to be a comedian, or that I was going to be a writer, or that I was going to be a graphic novelist.
I was never given the spiel about being a doctor or a lawyer because, to her, what is important isn’t money or status but happiness. Amazingly, there were only a few teachers in my time that ever preached the same way of thinking; that doing something you love is ultimately more rewarding than being at the top of your class or on the very last step of the social ladder.
If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have taken a chance with this site. I wouldn’t have taken a chance with anything creative. I wouldn’t be here right now writing about Anime, Manga and Video Games. I wouldn’t be here right now writing about “Assassination Classroom”.