Melissa: Why such a morbid view of schooling? Isn't education more like a feast? Liao: Well, you can't have a feast without a harvest or slaughter. New concepts are created through learning, but old concepts must be subsumed. Satoru: I think many people tend to have a one-sided views of life, focussing only on growth. It's essential to have balance and remember both sides. Wise teachers understand how destruction and creation coexist. Tim: I'm not so sure . . . haven't we heard enough gab?