But I don't know if I would be smiling unless I took over my entire university and reformulated the curriculum and indoctrinated everyone else in my own standards - especially in my specialized disciplines.
I was really at a point where few people could teach ME anything, but I wanted to instruct everyone else, while I was constantly teaching myself even more. I swear I need to become dictator of my own little island or something.
BTW, I was a teaching assistant just once - for a political science course that I was asked to help out one of my favorite professors with. I hated grading papers - just hated it. And as much as I think I'd like some aspects of teaching - like getting to lecture a captive audience - I couldn't do it for a career. No way.