This week I wanted to talk about whether we are made by our background or can change it? Lots of people were talking about the kids or people involved in the London Riots, saying that they have no hope. But is that true, or is it just a perception? How difficult is it to change it I wonder?
There are four of us in my family, technically the same background, but really different choices and outcomes. Why? God knows. Is it a slight difference in genes, which order you were born in, your star sign, how old my parents were, different gender, different decade born in (they are 20yrs older than me), slightly different parenting approach? Or does there come a time, when whatever has happened in the past, we have a choice to say ‘This is me, love it, move on with it and I’ll make of it what I will’, or ‘I’m a victim of what has happened, and I’m powerless to change it’.
This video kind of proves my point as this guy has no arms and no legs, but is tear jerkingly inspirational: (for my kindle readers, please look this one up, you don’t want to miss it ‘Look after yourself after watching this’). His website is http://attitudeisaltitude.com
So my answer is ‘yes it is possible for everyone to be inspired, have purpose and sort their shit out’. But will they? No. However, we can try our best to make the opportunities available for those who can, and give a slap to those who whine, and a harsher penalty for those who step over the line.