To inspire you must show passion. You must show feeling. Progressive behaviour. Positivity. Difference. It was the Dalai Lama who said, ‘In order to carry a positive action we must develop a positive vision.’ These are the traits that people will follow you for, for themselves.
I’m 12 years old. It’s my last day of primary school and my best friend asks me to start walking home with him. He suggests that we cut through the school grounds. We turn into a laneway and I notice two school bullies about five metres away from us in the laneway. I look at my best friend. He looks away and then takes about three steps back. In my peripheral vision, I can see another boy coming in from behind. A cold shiver rushes over me.