They teach that facts before the truth
Is only how the truth is found
To zealous and impatient youth
Who think the other way around.

And they received that skeptic turn
Of mind from others of the few
Who taught that learning how to learn
Was the important thing they knew.

And some will get it while the rest
Will think what's free is also cheap,
The secret teachers try their best
To pass on, desperate not to keep.

Marcus Bales

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