Posts tagged #Understanding

Life Is Hard

     Watch the Video! "Alone" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #36)

I occasionally do private tutoring and scholarship coaching, and one of my students recently shared an observation with me that blew my mind. This student is an adult who teaches parolees math so that they can receive a GED and put their lives back together.

I asked him, "What is the biggest factor that determines whether a parolee will violate parole and end up back in jail?"

I thought he was going to say, "a job" or "stable housing" or "getting a GED." But he simply said, "Community. If they have people in their lives who love them and give them something to live for, they are more likely to stay out of jail."

Everyone Feels Underappreciated and Misunderstood

     Watch the Video! "Payback" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #4)

Have you ever thought to yourself:

“All of my family, friends, and colleagues appreciate every single thing I do for them?”


“Everyone I encounter in life understands exactly what I’m trying to say and do?”

My guess is that you rarely feel this way, if ever at all.  And until telepathy becomes widely available, you will probably continue to feel underappreciated and misunderstood by at least one person in your life on a regular basis.

Posted on August 28, 2014 .