Mick Jagger Admits That Being A Rock Star Isn’t Very Intellectually Stimulating

“A schoolteacher would have been very gratifying, I’m sure. There are millions of things you would have loved to have done, a politician, a journalist… I thought of being a journalist once.All these things you think of when you’re a teenager, you can think, well, I would have liked to have done that but that’s completely pointless … But I don’t feel frustrated for a lack of control at all and I’m very pleased with what I’ve done Everyone wants to have done more things in their lives. It is a slightly intellectually undemanding thing to do, being a rock singer, but, you know, you make the best of it.”

– Mick Jagger tells the BBC about all the other more intellectually demanding things he might have done had he not been one of the most famous rock stars of all time. Interesting, because I’ve been both a writer and a teacher, and I’ve often fantasized about being a rock star for the opposite reason: not having to think so much. I have this theory that even the most dreamiest of dream jobs (i.e. front man of the Rolling Stones) have their nightmare aspects and that no one is ever 100% satisfied all the time with any facet of their lives. I guess, to quote Mick, “You can’t always get what you want, but you find sometimes that you get what you need.” That being said, I will continue to fantasize about being a rock star. And I’d be happy to give Mick a first hand account of what it’s like to be a teacher: exhausting work, piddly pay, no open bar, no fans. [Raw Story]