Teacher Brendan

Life is a team effort. You can simply focus inwardly to help yourself. But this limits you as to how much you can really achieve. Also to how much you can really grow as a person. Conversely, you simply focus outwardly. You help others in whatever their needs may be. You build an environment where everyone helps and is helped in their endeavours. The end result is more achieved by more people in a nurturing environment. An environment where everybody benefits, gets value and is valued.

Life-long learning is the key to expanding your horizons. Embracing different cultures is an important step in that learning. Once you start to realize that language defines and is defined by the culture, you start to understand there are valid basis for different perceptions than your own. If we could embrace this simple fact – there would be less conflict in the world.