BY BERNADETTE LOGUE
You could watch this Spoken Word video by Suli Breaks and get lost in thinking it’s just about the need to improve education systems, or about seeing what doesn’t work in the way education is delivered.
Maybe it is partly about that. However, I watched this video and saw one glaringly obvious message… that your worth and value are not defined by your results.
How many children understand this?
How many children realise that regardless of whether they get good grades and do well in their sports and achieve XYZ, that they are nevertheless awesome, and that no matter what results they get at school (or in life!) there is only ONE of them, and their uniqueness is their gift!
Telling them this in words isn’t enough. Showing them in actions, reactions, feelings and role modelling is the only way.
How many people know that it’s so important to just be who you are and do what you love, regardless of what the external world tells you is right, wrong, good enough or not good enough. Now there’s a message that we wish we’d been taught at school!
What does this video stir within you?