Wednesday Wisdom

by Melissa on September 29, 2010

Good teachers and parents are kind of like good comedians. This is how you can sniff them out. Good teachers and parents:

“. . . want you to listen and pay attention, because they want you to relate, because they want you to think, because they want you to get angry, because they want you to know you’re not alone, because they want you to learn, because they want you to understand them, because they want you to understand yourself, because they want us to understand each other, because they want you to be skeptical, because they want you to feel passion, because they want you to be empowered, because they want you to be free, because the truth will set you free, because they want to tell the truth, because they want us to discover the truth, because the truth is absolute, because everyone’s truth is different, because, as William Shakespeare said, “Jesters do oft prove prophets,” . . . and because we all know what happens if someone doesn’t stand up and say, “Stop drinking the Kool-Aid!. . . ”

-Paul Provenza

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Rupa September 29, 2010 at 11:54 am

“Jesters do oft prove prophets.”
Humor as a powerful vehicle for truth: Love! Thank you for this post, Melissa. Comedians seem to be fearless, as do teachers. 🙂