Friends, the photograph shows what is happening in classrooms all over the world. It's hard to imagine students leaving this room with their thinking processes on fire. It is an environment which encourages...no, demands conformity. It's hard to imagine that an original thought has ever occurred here.
Perhaps our stultifying 'education' system is responsible for the almost universal human inability to think, to join the dots. It might also help to explain why most humans are predictable 'status quoers' who will run a mile rather than consider a new idea or re-evaluate an old one!
Perhaps we need to change the educational paradigm completely, get rid of the brain-dead, the mediocre, the appeasing conformists, the up-themselves academic elitists.
Perhaps teachers should be chosen purely on the basis of the successes they've had in the real world, give students decent role-models for a change.
P.S. I feel a tsunami of 'status quoer' protest stirring. Perhaps I'd better hide under the bed!
Naaaaah. Stuff them! They're small-minded troglodytes anyway.