Here is a telling, innocuous Facebook message I lifted today from a German friend.
I have redacted the names of the people who like this and the poster of the comment. This is hugely telling:
On the top, the article is about the supposed glamour business of acting, titled Fame and Glamour? It goes on to state “In your dreams. Most actors work for puny wages and have unsteady lives. Interviews with young stars and experienced actors reveal what it is really like…”
But that is not the point.
A poster, at the bottom, made the comment that matters to us here. It says:
Well, it’s not medicine, law or teaching.
He lists teaching in the same breath as medicine and law when he makes a statement about the most glamorous and financially rewarding careers, as compared to acting.
An entire society, geared toward the value and importance of teaching.