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THE POINT

Valuing Personal Profit

BY Kevin Mitchell

Illustrated by Martin Leon Barreto

For me education is not first giving answers, but giving questions. And if a student comes to me with a question, I consider it very carefully whether I should answer him or not. When I give the answer to an execution, then I take away from him the opportunity to invent it himself and discover it himself. I say, "Boy, I know I could answer you, but I prefer for your own profit not to tell you."

– Josef Albers, 1925

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