Hindi ako tinantanan ng mga dating estudyante ko sa full-pledged at full-fledged na iyan. Nakakatawa na sa ganun kaliit na bagay ay nag-argue sila ng bonggang bongga.
And because I used the term in my “The Author” page, footnoted ako sa kanilang argumento.
Because I like to manipulate words to service my writings, I intentionally use them the way I want to and not minding their limitations according to what is apparently the “standard”.
When I said I wanted to be a full-pledged professor, what I meant was that I wanted to give myself totally to the profession. To be a devout academic. To make the academe my life.
Which, now, I am changing to this latter term because I realized that I want a less toxic life: when I say I want to be a full-fledged professor, I mean to be an accomplished academic having multiple doctorate degrees and stuff. And be rich, so that I can have an early retirement to live a serene life of travel, relaxation and… sex? Hahaha.
I am starting to realize that (I think) I will reach a point in my life when all want to do is watch movies in my comfortable room, with nurses and housemaids attending to my needs, traveling the world and enjoying what little remains of my time on earth.
I don’t think I want to be a teacher forever. Yes, I’d want to attend conferences or offer my services to small schools as consultant in my golden years but I plan to live my life with enjoyment and without having the idea of “WORK” pestering my peacefulness.