"profound question" indeed if you talk about "students"?
The twenty fourth graders / students.
Is this what we are content with as a society? As an individual? Pain is unfathomable, students, parents or otherwise, and if you press any randomly selected Homo sapien, it will ooze like elixir of love. Actually, that theory of pain is valid for every living organism.
However, you are the only cognitive species out of the billions of species that dot this "little blue dot". Use your cognition and just turn the hourglass and let the elixir of love ooze out the pain. And we are all happy. And that's what we shoud spread. The happiness, infectious with or without The Mask.
You are the ONLY.
Testing the truth state of the above statement
Let's say you are abluesboy
Hold you glass in whatever state it was when you started this thread "Is my glass 1/2 full Or 1/2 empty" and go to The Outback and stand on a red rock monolith. Raise a toast to the wide expanse as far as you can see and you hear
"You are the ONLY" species who is experiencing this dimension, this feeling, this happiness, this cognition, this perception.
Irrespective of where you are, or the testing tool or IDE that you use, change the variables accordingly and you still get the same output. The human code has been "written once" and can be compiled anywhere to be "full" and happy.