What many people do not understand is that teachers are some of the most influential people in the world. Students spend approximately eight hours in school with their teacher five days a week for nine month out of the year; more time is spent with their teachers than with their own parents. Teachers have the ability to help mold young and impressionable children into proactive and decent citizens of a society that needs mending. Teachers are the people who explain history to these young children who have never experienced such things or are even learning about things that never ended even though people tried to fix it. Teachers have the ability to instill a sense of duty into their children (students) and the knowledge of what is wrong and right. Teachers have a hand in shaping the next generation; a generation that has the ability to fix the wrongs in our society. As a future teacher I will be shaping and molding twenty plus young minds a year; young minds belonging to those who will one day be at the forefront of the fight against all the wrongs that have occurred for much too long.