||(coughing) Why such a morbid view of schooling? Should school entrance be a celebration and joyous feast?
||Well, you can't have a feast without a harvest or slaughter. If new concepts are to be created through learning, old concepts must be subsumed. I concur with H.G. Wells that education is largely a matter of clearing away old cultural debris so that new understandings can arise.
||I think many people have a one-sided views of life, focussing only on growth. It's essential to have balance and remember that growth and destruction are twins. Isn't that what Schumpeter has suggested? Wise teachers recognise how destruction and creation necessarily coexist.
||(with a flaccid smile) I'm not so sure . . . haven't we heard enough gab?