Let’s talk about mistakes. Those awful, horrible, rotten things. You know you’re not supposed to make them. Are you allowed to at least talk about them? Let’s find out.
If you give me a hard time about something, I'll give you a free ticket to the fun house. The name is misleading. It's more fun for me than it is for you. Sorry about that. I'll give you a refund if you ask.
Your teachers were not interested in your development. They were interested in proving they were good teachers, competent people, worthy in the eyes of their parents, so that they could rest assured that they weren't going to be left alone in the wilderness to die of starvation, or to be eaten by wild animals.