Corey Taylor Speaks To The Job He Wanted To Pursue Before Becoming An Artist

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Throughout our childhood, adolescence, or even young adult years, many of us have some kind of dream job in mind; the perfect profession that we find either to be super fun, or that speaks to us in some sort of special way. Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor had such an idea in mind, though he ultimately pursued a career in the arts.

Via a recent interview with Craig Charles of 6Music, Corey was asked what job he might have taken on if he had not decided to get into the arts. And there is a particular job that comes to Corey’s mind (the following quotes were transcribed by Metal Hammer): “I wanted to be a teacher, to be honest” Taylor shares.

Speaking as to what stopped him from pursuing the life of a teacher, Taylor shared the following: “I wanted to be a history teacher, but I quickly learned in my mock up classes that I would do as a 12-year-old for my six-year-old sister that I don’t have patience for any of this. None — not one drop.

“And I realised that I was going to have to go to school for years and years and years and I also didn’t have patience for that. So, I just kind of tucked that love for history and whatnot into my back pocket and kind of waited for whatever to come to me.”

Honestly, we could imagine Corey as a school teacher. He recently did a great job providing answers to a bunch of elementary school kids who wanted to learn more about Slipknot. But perhaps Corey would have also been a good college professor.

Some years ago, Corey gave a speech over at Oxford University; you can find the entire four part speech below (it is honestly very insightful and Corey provides a lot to think over).