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Yes. I said it. Teachers are better than doctors. And before you come for my jugular, hear me out. Of course, as the son of an elementary school teacher, I may tilt a little in the favor of teachers.
Okay, maybe a lot.
And if you are a doctor, are married to a doctor, are really satisfied with your doctor, or disagree with me, please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
You are more important than my thoughts, and I’d like to hear a different perspective on this matter. Just don’t bring your pitchforks. Lol. Seriously though.
Teachers Are Better Than Doctors: The Straightforward Truth
Teachers have an indelible impact on their pupils’ minds and lives.
Doctors just postpone the inevitable.
Now, I understand that this does not apply in many instances.
Doctors are critical for cancer patients, infants and children, and many others who have life cut much too short for them.
But, if I had to pick between having lifetime access to physicians and having lifelong access to teachers, I’d go with the teachers.
No, not the sort that simply belt out lectures. I’m referring to teachers in all of their forms: mentors, coaches, and influencers.
Writers, lecturers, good managers, and a variety of others are excellent instructors. All of them are included.
What I’ve gained in the classroom, through books, and from mentors far surpasses any physical health benefits I’ve had. But I’m probably biased in that regard as well because I’m a very healthy man.
Why I Believe Teachers Are Better Than Doctors
Teachers Have More Societal Value
First, a teacher educates everyone in society – from preschool through high school. Teachers educate kids in both nursery and primary schools, students at the secondary school level, university undergraduates, and even postgraduate students. Teachers are involved in the education of all literate individuals, young and old. Doctors aren’t left out either. They were also taught by teachers! In fact, any society that does not have teachers is doomed.
Teachers are a major/basic means through which knowledge is transmitted to youths. We rely on them to ensure that our society’s knowledge base is preserved and expanded. It is critical to have instructors who can encourage young children to pursue hobbies and passions that will help the world.
You Need A Teacher to Become A Doctor
“Which came first? The chicken or the egg?”
Everyone recognizes that physicians play an important role in our society because they treat the sick. Doctors, on the other hand, could not have become doctors without the assistance of teachers. Doctors attended medical schools and were trained by – guess who- teachers!.
In other words? There will be no physicians if instructors do not teach. Consider this. Where do physicians go to become the professionals they are today? Your guess is just as good as mine. School. What doctor in the world today does not hold a doctorate degree from a university or some other higher education institution? Definitely no genuine one.
Teachers Play an Integral Role in the Development of a Child
Teachers serve as excellent role models for the students they educate. Students look up to them in a variety of ways, and they learn a great deal from them since they spend more time with them than even with their parents. Pupils and teachers typically have a close relationship. Doctors only spend a few minutes with their patients, and that is usually only when they are unwell.
There is no such connection between the kids and doctors. In reality, most youngsters fear physicians because they assume they will give them needles or force them to take harsh medications. By interacting with students on a regular basis, teachers help shape them into decent citizens and future leaders.
Teachers vs Doctors: Establishing a Balance
Now, all this is not to downplay the importance of doctors.
Doctors are essential, but I believe their primary focus is on improving our health through research.
Both a teacher and a doctor assist us through their careers. It’s therefore not fair to compare them and declare one is superior. But again, that’s my opinion.
We need teachers to instruct would-be physicians.
We need doctors to help teachers recover.
However, teachers are more essential seeing as they educate kids in the early stages. Their are heavily involved in constructing their minds. As a result of the work of these teachers, these students can then go on to become physicians, engineers, pharmacists, and so on. It’s always about the “base.”
However, unlike physicians (as defined by university tutors), instructors do more than only provide pupils with information. They do (or should) develop their character, care for them, assist them, smooth out class disparities, govern the class, and so on.
These are topics that most doctors at the university level are not concerned about (at least, from my experience).
“Teachers make Doctors,” to put it succinctly.
However, both occupations have a significant influence on people’s lives.
Conclusion: Why I’m Wrong About This Whole Thing
You might certainly argue that a teacher is useless if you don’t have a doctor to keep you alive so you can learn.
However, it is also true that there would be no physicians if instructors did not exist.
In conclusion, it isn’t so much a question of which occupation is more honorable. Although I feel that teachers are underpaid and undervalued in terms of prestige.
I believe the essence of this debate is to persuade us to become lifelong learners. A characteristic that, regrettably, is rare in today’s classrooms.
We’ve all had those classes that we got through but despised the entire time.
We questioned if knowing how to do long division or knowing the capital of Turkmenistan would ever be beneficial.
However, we joyfully remember those with outstanding professors who brought their topic to life in a way that made us want to be just like them when we grew up.
What if Everyone Became a Lifelong Learner?
The difficult pill to chew here is that YOU, and only YOU, are accountable for your education. Not grades, diplomas, and degrees.
If you become your own teacher by treating everyone you encounter as a teacher and mentor, the dispute between teachers and physicians is rendered moot.
And, while we’re on the subject of considering everyone as a teacher and a mentor, even those who make terrible judgments may mentor you by teaching you how not to live your life.
Your attitude determines your level of success.
You must make the decision to be proactive in your learning. Seek for learning and mentoring at all times.
It’s not your fault if you haven’t realized this yet. In most situations, our existing school institutions stifle a learning mindset, and there is very little you can do to change that.
However, you have the ability to change yourself.
And it’s probably all you need to know to be successful and live a satisfying life.
In conclusion, it is evident from the reasons stated in this essay that a teacher is more vital to our society than a doctor.
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