"When you challenge other people's ideas of who or how you should be, they may try to diminish and disgrace you. It can happen in small ways in hidden places, or in big ways on a world stage. you can spend a lifetime resenting the tests, angry about the slights and the injustices. Or, you can rise above it." - Carly Forina, business executive
"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Life isn't fair. It's true, and you still have to deal with it. Whining about it rarely levels the playing field, but learning to rise above it is the ultimate reward." - Harvey Mackay, businessman
"My parents taught me the way to deal with being picked on was to be compassionate. I had to defend myself physically, but I had to be compassionate and understand the position of those abusing me. I had to figure it out and then rise above it." - Saul Rubinek, actor, presenter, playwright, and producer
The quotes above demonstrate ways that we can rise above challenging circumstances at home and in our organizations to effect positive change and effort.
With honest speak, good effort, a positive attitude, and compassion, we can move forward towards the best possible work when it comes to teaching children well. This is an honorable path to follow, but not a path without challenge or struggle. Onward.