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For What It’s Worth….

The Many Faces of FANGA!


When will the time come for us to be open to accepting this word wholeheartedly – Difference!

With all that has been taught and trickled down to us over the years proving time and time again that being different can be ingenious I am still amazed that most of us are still stuck to trying to achieve the norm.

Presently I have a private student who’s multi-talented and seriously driven to achieve her goals. One of her talents is singing. She has her own style and a special way of executing; a young lamb oozing her way to do greater things and making her footprint upon society. She came to me recently complaining about her teachers at school not giving her the time or the opportunity to be heard (vocally). They have disregarded her way of singing and in her words “laughed at her.”

I seriously thought that night how easily children can be jilted and lose their focus by the stupidity of some teachers, their lack of sensitivity and fear of the unknown. It was once said that the schooling system does not enable or stimulate the natural abilities of a child. Most times a child that is gifted as my student can be disabled and by disabling them they could be left out or setback leaving them marred because of their unique talent.

Not knowing how to handle their difference is one thing but not trying to reach out is ludicrous.

Teachers are supposed to be one of the so called career guidance counselors within our society responisbile for shaping “our children’s lives.” I guess this is the reason there are so many home schooled kids which, by the way are more progressive and productive in the long run.

The great thing about this situation is that her parents and I are standing together, willing her, giving her the support that is vital for her to sustain in her endeavors now and throughout her life. Together we are shutting out the forced noises that’s momentarily surrounding her in order that she may keep her focus on the prize.

As a parent I have never been to a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) meeting. However, I made certain that every month I would go to the school visiting each teacher and interacting with them. This way I developed a relationship learning more about them and my daughter’s achievement in school.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs - thanks for daring to be different!

Parents take a closer look at the school system and make certain that your child is not being unsettled by their teachers it will make a huge difference in your child’s life.
Today I leave you with a video that says it all. Click here to view the video.

Born out of wedlock, put up for adoption, dropped out of college then he changed the world because he was different. Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

And that’s the difference.


About hsfanga

As a prolific vocalist I have spent many years crafting and developing my talent to reach my present point. Although I still have a long way to go I am truly grateful for the energies and blessings that the universe has poured into my life. And despite all the difficulties and challenges faced I am excited to share this journey with you....FANGA!


2 thoughts on “For What It’s Worth….

  1. thank you forreading and sharing your thoughts.

    Posted by hsfanga | October 11, 2011, 10:06
  2. Yes, it it important to be different. To become Extraordinary. It is not difficult. If you are Ordinary, you just have to put in the “Extra” efforts to make yourself “ExtraOrdinary”.
    Thanks for the invite. Good article. Different about Difference.
    Lots of Love, peace, happiness and strength.
    Vinod Jethmalani

    Posted by vinod jethmalani | October 11, 2011, 08:53

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