should kids pick there own extracaricular activities ?
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But let me just say this, more likely than not, you have no idea what you actually want to be when you grow up. I mean, if you want to be an olympic athlete, that's awesome man. You've got more heart than I ever did. But that means you need to train, a lot. And not just at school during physical education, because they're not doing an olympic training camp. You should get your parents to sign you up for training camps and competitions in whatever sport/event you choose.
I used to want to be Prime Minister of Canada. For a while I thought about being a police officer, and then spent a lot of time seriously considering joining the army. But none of those are what I chose in the end. Right now, I'm studying really high-level maths in preparation for a super hard math job where I calculate what might happen to who, and all the details with it.
Notice how my dream job now is completely unrelated to everything I wanted to do before. This happens, it's a natural part of growing up. As you learn more things, you fall in love with some stuff, and out of love with others. But if there's one thing I know for sure, is that maybe only half the people in my grade (grade 11) already know for sure what they want to do, and I can only imagine how small that number really is in grade 9.
So what I'm trying to get at is, is that elementary school helps you see a little bit of everything. It gives you the basics in each subject so that no matter what you choose in the future (and you might change your mind a lot), you don't start from nothing. Choosing your own classes is a bad thing for kids because they might make a mistake when they're young, but when you get older, it might be really hard to fix that mistake. Plus, trust me, almost everything you'll learn in elementary will be useful one day later in your life. Appreciate what you have, because it's a pretty sweet deal.
So essentially what I'm trying to say is we've all been where you are now. It's perfectly natural. You want freedom, but you're not getting it. But trust me, this is the better way because when you get older, you'll look back and realize how good it is that you weren't allowed to make these mistakes.
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