I have personal experience of adversity in childhood and years of professional experience teaching and leading schools of disadvantaged children.
I’m interested in helping people ripen the fruit they were born with. The fact that many do not get the opportunity is a massive injustice.
People are often overlooked, under estimated, misjudged and marginalised – for countless reasons (class, race, religion, ability, gender, sexual preference)- and this is not only unfair, but detrimental to the flourishing of everyone and everything.
“One of the more serious temptations which stifles boldness and zeal is a defeatism which turns us into querulous and disillusioned pessimists, ‘sourpusses.’ ” (Pope Francis)
I bang on about this a fair bit. Ripen your fruit with boldness and zeal. Life is short. Do your thing.