Academic discussions of people’s suffering ,
supporting arguments that make so much sense
without having lived in their shoes one day.
Academic discussions interrupted by real people
saying they have suffered and wish to have their suffering verified
acknowledged and recognized,
and this has never been an excuse to justify making anyone else
Professor arguing without paying the price of the pain,
earning salaries to fill the minds of the young learners
rather than emptying their minds like the Zen teachers ;
teaching the learner how to think
like an empty porcelain tea cup
not full of facts
but full of empathy for those submerged in boiling water ..