OK I know it's American and Sickly but you could just adapt it for a good put down in the Mess one night. The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with the educational process. He argued, "What's a student going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become an Instructor?" He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about Teachers/Instructors: "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." To stress his point he said to another guest; "You're an Instructor. Be honest. What do you make?" (Of course he meant in dollarsâ¦) The Instructor who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, "You want to know what I make? (Paused for a secondâ¦ then began...) "Well, I make recruits work harder than they ever thought they could. I make a passing grade feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor. I make recruits sit through 50 minutes of class time when others cannot make them sit for 5 minutes without being entertained... You want to know what I make? (Pausing again, and looking at each and every person at the table.) I make them wonder. I make them question. I make them criticize. I make them experience what they need to know. I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions. I teach them to communicate and then I make them communicate. I make them listen, see and learn. I make them show all their efforts in problem solving. I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know in English. I make my training space a place where all my recruits and students learn safety and survival as well as job application to achieve the goal set for them. I make my students stand at attention to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, Because we are a vital part ofâ¦ and representâ¦ the United States of America. Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were givenâ¦ the knowledge and the experience they receive... apply them well in hard workâ¦ and follow their hearts... they can succeed in life and profession. (Pausing one last timeâ¦ and then continuing.) "Then, when people try to judge me by the money I make and the position that I hold in life, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant... You want to know what I make? I MAKE A DIFFERENCE... What do you make?"