I was listening to Russell Brand on Desert Island Discs last week (click here to listen), and something he said stuck with me. He was asked by Kirsty Young if he would like to have children, he answered emphatically yes, and went on to say:
I like people that don’t have social constructs that I have to carve my way through to get to the truth of what they actually are and what they actually mean and what they are actually afraid of and what they actually care about, and children haven’t been taught to encode yet, so the only language they know is truth and love.
This brought home just what an honour it is to teach, to have those young minds in our care that we can help shape and form, inspire and excite curiosity in. What an opportunity!