Use Society, do not serve it: Use books, do not serve them. Why should you be less than a world?

Use Society, do not serve it: Use books, do not serve them. Why should you be less than a world?
Put me not in society where I know every word they will say; have heard them say it forty times; can say it by heart.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks 7:16

Posted in: Journals on October 9, 2012 | 1 Comment »
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  1. On October 10, 2012 at 2:42 am Jim Foster Said:

    If you have ever been a public school teacher as I was for 12 years – you can’t help but feel like you are used in every way and you have worked for everyone of your students & parents. School teachers are subject to absolute perfection in every way and as a trade out they get to know our community and parents through the kids. This is not the time to say you don’t or won’t serve all of them- every single person is important beyond words. And we must have better teachers, we must pay them better, we must entice them to join in the community when they are not teaching. As our schools have developed criticisms the teacher we must learn how to encourage the teachers to stay and get the job done to build a better world with real problem solvers- like the teachers. Please Please Please America- wake up- ! The Teachers are there to serve you, the children- make it worth their time, intelligence shared, enjoyment of time well spent doing good for others – Please realize- everything could go backwards as well without your compassion and content!This is a very human enterprise !!!

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