Posted by The Happy Tutor
William Deresiewicz in The American Scholar, cited by Dialogic:
What attracts professors to students, then, is not their bodies but their souls. Young people are still curious about ideas, still believe in them — in their importance, their redemptive power. Socrates says in the Symposium that the hardest thing about being ignorant is that you’re content with yourself, but for many kids when they get to college, this is not yet true. They recognize themselves as incomplete, and they recognize, if only intuitively, that completion comes through eros. So they seek out professors with whom to have relationships, and we seek them out in turn.
As Dungeon Master to the Stars my experience is similar. Even when wealthy people get out of school, they recognize themselves as incomplete, and they recognize, if only intuitively, that their completion comes through eros. So they seek me out from all over the world to get their fannies tanned. I would rather be teaching co-eds than their parents, but we all do what we can. It is all strictly Socratic, Madame.