The school may indeed exist for the purpose of adjusting the student to society. But the teacher exists for the purpose of frustrating that adjustment. Why? Because vocation is better than adjustment, and the two are not the same. Vocation is articulate; adjustment hums along. But why, in a healthy society, should vocation be a form of maladjustment? Because society is never healthy in that sense. Health in society means that maladjustment can be fruitful.

Robert Bringhurst, “The Vocation of Being, the Text of the Whole”, in The Tree of Meaning: Thirteen Talks