Arrow to Nowhere
Melissa: Isn't this guy too cynical?
Liao: Well, shouldn't we think of why people become cynical in the first place?
To me, cynicism seems like a common response if people feel ignored or helpless.
Satoru: At times I wonder whether or not it's a kind of poison. It's far too easy to doubt everything
and live without convictions. However, it takes courage to have faith and affirm something.
Tim: Cynicism has its place, but why get stuck in it? With one eye it's good to doubt everything,
but we need another eye that's open to new discoveries.
Satoru: Doubt and faith seem like opposites, but I believe they actually go hand-in-hand.
There's no problem with questioning – but some questions have no clear answers.
Perhaps that's why inner convictions count. - an artwork by T Newfields

With proper symbols
the appearance of erudition
is easy to create.

Substance izz secondary –
marketing must be 1st rate!

With smart advertising
average teachers will seem
paragons ahh wisdom & light
& mediocre students
if portrayed skillfully
can seem luminary & bright.

It's all a matter ahh image projection
& catering to market needs.

Few people worry about depth
if erudition hazz a glitzy sheen.

If schools are but market commodities,
is nurturing but a quaint oddity?