Always there are friends, especially those long-time-no-see friends ask me this question when we meet on the street, or some corner on the earth,
"Are you still in THE ONE?".
I know a lot of them ask this question out of care, but also a lot of them ask because there is nothing better to ask. I felt very straight.
Thought they might not intensionally meant it, but from their tone of voice and expression, it sounds like,
"THE ONE is not a good place, why are you still there?" or
"Teacher is low grade job, why be a teacher?" or
"Why are you so shallow? You should come out to see the world!" or
"Changing job is normal, why haven't you change?"
Basically I think that education is a career that worth life time investment, a better word is contribution; Second, becoming a teacher doesn't make you more shallow, the most shallow people on this earth is those who do everything for money, or for the benefit of themselves ONLY; Third, teaching give you more time and chance to restructure and filter what you know; And finally, changing job doesn't make you look smarter or more trendy, that only reveal your attitude towards job or disclose how bad is your company.
So, if you see a funny and weird expression on my face when you ask me this question on the street next time, you know what have I being thinking of. Thank you for your care, I am doing good, sorry if I miss taken you.