Monday, 3 June 2013
Journal Fodder 365 - prompt #2
Prompt #2 on my journey through Journal Fodder 365 is 'pivotal people'
When I think of pivotal people in my life I have to include my parents, whose influence is still going on now. I think of teachers, especially those in science, who encouraged me even though my primary school didn't cover science so the whole thing was new to me. In the end I studied zoology at Sheffield University.
I think of all those artists who are generous with their gifts and skills and willingly and freely share what they have learned, whether through books, videos, or in person, and so help me to explore my creativity.
But there are also those people whose influence has been negative. Unfortunately, negative experiences can be the most long-lasting. I think in this case of the bullies I encountered at school who even now can be the root of negative thoughts whenever I have to interact in a group setting, especially with people I don't know.
Other people can clip your wings or be the air under them that helps you to fly.
Which are you going to be?