Inside the classroom, teachers fight a never ending battle between these two stances. A battle that represents a true challenge to our environmental readiness, because society has nurtured the idea that in order to be successful, shortcuts have to be taken every time they are available. A battle where “doing the right thing” is seen as a flaw and not as sign of integrity. Where respect toward others is a lapse, and where the sense of community is a frailty and where the sumak kawsay is no more than a joke. A battle where we must fight this construct with our example, a battle that we won’t win by ourselves, but where the seeds of change will be laid in our students for them to grow, if they decide to do so.