In honor of Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 3, 2014, consider the following:
“Only the educated are free.”
This nugget of wisdom comes from the philosopher Epictetus.
“Epictetus” would make for a cool superhero name. And the guy did have some heroic life experiences, if you’re curious.
You may find free comics one day of the year, but learning is free EVERY day!
Free Comic Book Day occurs the weekend before Teacher Appreciation Week. Coincidence?
You can learn more about the celebration and how/why to appreciate teachers (if you need the help) in some of the links below:
National Education Association
Edutopia (which includes a useful essay on helping non-teachers understand what teachers do, encapsulated by the image below)