We help our students develop taste, understanding people are born with tastes.  This isn't a Tabla Rasa philosophy, on my end.  If reincarnation weren't true it might be necessary to invent it, to paraphrase Pascal, given how precocious little kids are sometime, little wise guys, almost literally.[2]

My bad. It was Voltaire, not Pascal, who said:

"Si Dieu n'existait pas, il faudrait l'inventer"