One of the weirdest things about being a college professor is that people write down what you say. Today in my ethics class I pontificated, "The world is full of weak people who idolize power," and everyone's pen started moving. Funny thing is, this isn't something I had planned to say. I didn't make a pedagogical decision that my students should know that the world is full of weak people who idolize power, or even that they should be confronted with this idea. In fact, we had been talking about Nietzsche, and I realized that they should be warned away from a certain kind of poor thinking, so I started talking. And people wrote down what I said.
Ooh, the power!