Teach children to aspire, provide them with
tools to reach – strive to achieve – after all,
we inhabit a dog eat dog world, where
we all fight for everything we’ve got.
Teach children that success is the purpose
of being alive, indoctrinate them:
the cult of self-measurement, relative
status the principle of life on Earth.
Teach children to aim for goals – achieve
an ultimate desire – reach rarefied
echelons, earning their own respect at
experiential pleasure’s long expense.
Teach children that when that echelon is
reached, they will be worthy, that they are
not yet worthy, that they must measure their
worth in inherited criteria.
Teach children to judge themselves, removing the
need for objective input, allowing
self-perpetuation of the cult – our
single edifice, our peak, our purpose.
Teach children to forget success, to self
measure and assess – teach fundamental
reality, that life is goodness, a
blend of feeling, positivity and hope.
Teach children to explore what really does
it for them, empower them to choose and
permit themselves to fail, experience
all their world brings – teach children how to live.