Rousseau Would Love the Liberal Arts

"Education is only useful insofar as fortune is in agreement with the parents' vocation... In Egypt where the son was obligated to embrace the station of his father, education at least had a sure goal. But among us where only the ranks remain and the men who compose them change constantly, no one knows wether in raising his son for his rank he is not working against him. 

Living is the job I want to teach..."