* Where would we be without teachers? It’s like asking where we’d be without the sun.
The warmth we need to grow, the illumination we need to see new things and the undying pull to keep us on the right trajectory are things we expect both the sun and our teachers to provide for us. The sun doesn’t have much choice, and at least theoretically we can count on it to continue to deliver until it inevitably burns itself out.
Teachers do have a choice, and when they burn out society loses a little warmth, a ray of light and a steadiness of direction.