"A profound unmitigated loneliness is the only truth of life"
- R.K. Narayan

"So now that we went through the lesson, tell me, what is the real purpose of education?" asked the teacher pointing to one of the students.
The boy sheepishly stood up, "ma'am, the real purpose of education is to make each student so independent that he becomes self-thought..."
Some of the brighter students chuckled. Teacher immediately responded, "What? repeat that last words again?"
"Ma'am... self-thought"
"That's what happens when you sit in the last bench. I have stressed so much on that point. It is self-taught, not self-thought. It is pronounced as T-O-T, tot. It is not thaw, it is tau. Taught, not thought."
Boy did not want to be embarrassed in front of the girls, so he tried a retort, "But.. ma'am.. how can one teach without first thinking? So first I need to self-thought na?"
"Enough now smarty pants.. don't think too much. You can sit down now" and teacher gave him long hard stare.