I came across this video of a judge speaking that reminded me of the importance of balancing authority with vulnerability. Until you’ve been in a courtroom as this judge describes, you cannot even begin to understand the pain afflicted by sentencing, both to the person being sentenced and their loved ones. This is why this judge... Continue Reading →
Social Work Reflections
...I know that sometimes my motives can be more selfish. I can choose to help so that others will look at me as kind or because I am afraid to say no when asked. Or I can choose to help others because it makes me feel better about myself, painting myself as the “hero” and others as the “victims,” causing more harm than good. I want to choose to help so that others can flourish, choosing to put aside any authority that I may have, both that which I’ve earned through hard work and that which was gained by luck of circumstances, so that others too can experience true flourishing.