Language is the only homeland.
The only person who is accountable for how you experience what happens to you in life is you. If you spend time apportioning blame, being frustrated and feeling hard done by, then you are avoiding the truth. Without doubt, you are compromising yourself and clouding if not completely obscuring your talents and true potential.
One day when my sons were very young, on holiday in Dorset, we were joined by another little boy. He and my son decided to build a sandcastle. When they were doing this I overheard them talking. My son asked him what he liked doing best at school. “I don’t know,” he replied. “I’m not very clever.” He was six years old and his words reflected a choice he ...