We can’t just wait for things to fall into our hands. If we want something we have to make a conscious effort to go out and achieve it. Rightly or wrongly, If we find ourselves in a challenging situation, then we must take responsibility to make it good.
These are life skills, where we learn the true value of the things we care about. Remembering David Hurst, it means taking responsibility for the creative power within us all, rather than the single notion that money can answer all our needs.
Living here at the Farm asks at least myself this question in a very pragmatic way. Perhaps, in the past, I appreciated the merits of such thinking. But, I wasn’t really tested. Now, when my own finances are squeezed, and financial assistance for interns living needs are scrutinized, rather than merely handed out, such chemistry provide fertile ground for new paradigms in the search for ways to move forward.