Why is a teacher better than a lawyer?

Why is a teacher better than a lawyer? This question is so vague that to attempt to answer it with a literal understanding of the question will not do justice to it without attempting to answer it with 'a golden rule' interpretation (loosely mean to interpret something according to the meaning which makes most sense) of the question.

Firstly, in what context can you say in the first place that a teacher is better than a lawyer? Is it that teachers are in the line of working that every person regarded as highly honourable while lawyers are always associated with (according to popular thinking although not always necessarily substantiated) leeches that line of working is blood-sucking. If that is your meaning, then I would answer it by saying that you should not confuse with what a person does as a job and what a person does while having the title of that job. To clarify my meaning, hearken to this.... what is a teacher, a teacher is a person who imparts knowledge to another and make it his business to do so and to teach a thing is: To impart or convey the knowledge of; to give instruction or lessons in (a subject); †to make known, deliver (a message). (Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition, Oxford University Press 2009). Surely to teach is an honourable thing to do. But, with a twist, is it honourable to teach a youngsters to do drugs? Or is it honourable that a history teacher teaching in his class about, say, American history on slavery, and at the same time conveying a very clear message that he believes in racial supremacy? Then certainly we will be saying if a lawyer sucks blood, a teacher is worst.

In that sense, I cannot help you with your question. The short answer to this is, both profession is honourable and I cannot say with certainty which is which. Teaching has its own significance and lawyering too. It will need hundreds of pages to state here what is the significance of teaching and what of lawyering. You have to read elsewhere... and Lord Denning once commented in his article The Honest Lawyer ''It is a pity that lawyers are not more conscious of the importance of their part in the administration of justice: for, if they were, they would surely be less disposed to abuse their powers and their privileges.'' Clearly it is the duty of the lawyers to assist the Court to arrived at a just decision and a lawyer who conscious of his duty would do just that.... and that is honourable to ensure that justice be done. But alas, like what Lord Denning commented in the above, there are many who misused their powers and privileges thus giving lawyers a bad name. Again this bad name should be confined to those who are abusive and not lawyering generally as it is a very honourable profession and a very respectable one.

Take note that many lawyers who are either tired of practice or practising is just not their things do quit and become lecturers to teach law undergraduates.