When the Master met a group of teachers he spoke long and animatedly for he had been a teacher himself. The trouble with teachers, he said, is that they keep forgetting that the goal of education is not learning but life.
He told of the time he spotted a boy fishing in the river.
“Hello! Nice day for fishing!” he said to the youngster.
“Yes,” came the reply.
After a while the Master said, “Why aren’t you in school today?”
“Well, sir, like you said–it’s a nice day for fishing.”
And he told of the report card his little daughter got: “Meena is doing well in school. She would do much better if the pure joy of living did not impede her progress.”
– Anthony de Mello, One Minute Nonsense