Wow. How do I write a response to that Lee Iacocca quote without showing, at least some, bias? Let’s give it a shot. I agree with Mr. Iacocca, for the most part. Our society is continually replenished by our children and theirs. In this replenishment, our cultural and societal norms are taught, exhibited and refined. If the very best individuals from every possible professional discipline are charged with passing down what works and what doesn't work from one generation to the next, then society should continue to flourish. In “a completely rational society”, that is
We all know we don’t live in a world like that. By that I mean you may be great at something, but, you may not have the ability to teach it effectively. It takes a special kind of person to be a teacher. They must possess skills such as time management, human relations, excellent communication, mental toughness, stamina, content knowledge, patience and passion, just to name a few. Yes, the “very best of us” may possess many of those traits, but, that may not make them a good teacher.