THAT THING THAT LIGHTS YOU UP | #foodforthought
In talking with senior students, there are moments when we hear about their loves, their hobbies, experiences that have piqued their interest, topics they want to know more about. This stuff is golden and I love love love it when you get a glimpse of that 'thing' that makes them tick, that they show interest in, that lights them up!
Ever been told by someone that your interest is impractical, irresponsible, won't pay much, too left of centre, that 'you're a dreamer'? *sigh* The list goes on. And yes, it's too common.
When someone shows interest in something, a passion for something, love for something... just remember, that in this day and age there are no moulds to fit anymore. And if it's something that lights YOU up, embrace it, share it, pursue it, and learn more about it.
The best thing in today's world is to watch someone dream out loud and light up about something that interests them; especially our youth. Be it a new skill, a career prospect, a hobby, a current affair, an intriguing concept... please don't be the person who tells them anything other than "tell me more". Be the person that shows interest and cheers them on. That, right there, is what we need more of. 🖤