>He had read Piaget, he had read Dewey, he had read Montessori, he had read the psychoanalysts
What? no Bourbaki and their influence in education?... Anyway:
>Can you relate?
Totally. Moreover: I'm not even interested in people but just in "things" (characters, images, ideas...), as I think it should be. Deleuze expresses why very nicely in one of the videos of his Abécédaire, in the "C for Culture" (from my translated notes):
"Encounters do not happen with people, but with things... That's why the encounters between people are always so disappointing: it's the catastrophe... One has encounters with those kinds of elements: with the charm of people, with the work of people, but not with the people: they do not matter, the people, not at all."
>What had they to offer?... only their humanity
Indeed: nothing at all. Even worst if they're women (insofar as such); the only thing those can offer is actual sex, which is but sickness and sadness.