To Build a New One

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SCIENCE! TECHNOLOGY! ENGINEERING! MATH!
Music! Love Stories! Tragedies! Comedies!

I-PHONE SEVEN! GULF STREAM SIX! TABLETS! FITBITS!
How many steps must a dromedary take…

THREE-POINT-ONE-FOUR, IF YOU WANT TO BE PRECISE.
Once upon a time you dressed so fine, threw the…

ONE DIME IS TEN CENTS. TEN DIMES IS ONE DOLLAR.
… I apologize. S.T.E.M. keeps interrupting.

I AM S.T.E.M. I’M IMPORTANT. I’M THE FUTURE.
What S.T.E.M. does is teach people to memorize.

MEMORIZATION’S LIKE THE STEM OF A WING…
Yes, but wings without feathers equals dead birds.

WHY DO YOU BELIEVE THE ARTS ARE IMPORTANT?
A library without books is a warehouse.

GOOD! A WAREHOUSE IS A PLACE PEOPLE CAN WORK.
You realize how terrifying that is, right?

WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY, NO ONE WOULD READ THIS.
No one reads this anyway. That’s not the point.

THEY’D RATHER WATCH NETFLIX OR HULU. POINT STEM.
Some still prefer music and literature…

WHY WASTE YOUR TIME READING BOOKS SOMEONE ELSE WROTE?
Why waste your time tearing down a building just…

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