I am mentoring through the Dreamcatcher program. It has been an interesting experience to share with someone you have never met. My mentee asked me what books I would recommend. It was an interesting process to think about what I would recommend to a teen. I ended up with the following. What books influenced you?
Sophie's world - a girl gets mysterious letters and learns about philosophy Apex Hides the Hurt - a book about how things get labels and our own prejudices Nation - who would you be if no one was around to see you? The Female Eunuch - thinking about what it means to be a woman in this world Crime and Punishment - this is not an easy read, but is a good book about what it means to be good
The other questions they asked was about where I find inspiration and for the first time I articulated that one of the places I am learning that inspires me a lot is my learning disabilities. Often I do not perceive things quite right the first time and the things that my brain fills in with are weird and sometimes fun. I am trying to enjoy weird that instead if letting it make me feel stressed that I am not getting something the same way someone else does. Do you have "flaws" you need to look at in a new light too?