No glamour in teaching?

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The problem is, there’s no glamour in being a professor. People don’t think of us as powerful and important, like politicians and corporate executives; or as practicing a noble and beneficial profession, like doctors; or as pulling down a bundle for a few minutes work, like doctors, lawyers, and corporate executives; or as romantically unprincipled and somewhat sinister, like politicians, lawyers, and televangelists. In fact, people don’t think of us at all. We get no crowds pointing us out and whispering to one another as we walk by; no fathers telling their children that some day they may grow up to be like us; no groupies.

Is too! I have fun teaching, and I’m rather glad I am.

Funny column, though.

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