ES Session 7: Week 3
Last year, TVS heroes were passionate about nature.
It only took 1 trip to the pond. After an hour of exploration, the heroes noticed the trash. It was everywhere: the sidewalk, the edge of the pond, scattered in the weeds. A rescue mission ensued: it was an all-out team effort, and even involved getting into the pond at times. They joyfully dropped the trash into a huge pile on the sidewalk.
The heroes were even more prepared on the second trip. They dug out large black trash bags and tied smaller grocery bags around their feet. They brought out plastic gloves and a pair of “reacher grabbers”. They walked away pretty dirty but the park itself was pristine.
For a whole year, the heroes continued this fascination with nature: forming a team, creating a website, designing posters, and holding a bake sale. All hero-directed without any guide prompting or intervention.
And then that was it. No picking up trash at the pond or saving wildlife.
That is okay. Forgive the pun- it is natural! Children like to intensely focus on one thing. They examine it over and over, turning it one way and then another. They have their fill and satiate their curiosity.
Think of yourself as an adult, when was the last time that you focused intently on a hobby but after several months that focus dissipated?
It doesn’t mean that these heroes won’t ever think about nature again. In time, they will because they will reach a new developmental plateau. They will understand the pond with a new layer of complexity and maturity.
Find a passion. Change the world. Our heroes already have.
The heroes of 2019-2020 are music producers. Check out their beats on SoundCloud or ask them to play a piano tune for you. They are pretty passionate about making the world a better place through song.