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Mick Jagger Makes the Best of Not Being a Teacher

By Liana Loewus — June 28, 2013 1 min read

In a clip from a BBC interview to air tomorrow, rock icon Mick Jagger says that while he’s “pleased” with his career, there are others that he’s wished he could have tried—among them, teaching. “A school teacher would have been very gratifying, I’m sure,” he told interviewer John Humphrys. He went on to call being a rock singer “slightly intellectually undemanding.”

“But you know, you make the best of it,” he explained.

Someone should tell the Rolling Stones lead it’s never too late to follow your dreams! Perhaps Dr. Shaquille O’Neal—whose doctorate, as you may recall, is in education—could relay the message.

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs the final show on the band’s 50 & Counting North American Tour on June 24 in Washington. —Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP

A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.