The Daily Rambling Artist - Unraveling Self: Insights from a Tribe Leader's Daily Exploration

The Daily Rambling Artist - Unraveling Self: Insights from a Tribe Leader's Daily Exploration

Navigating the role of a tribe leader for these little ones is truly fascinating. Each child brings forth a unique tapestry of personalities, triumphs, abilities, and their own respective frustrations.

Every day feels like a fresh lecture, a new exploration. Just yesterday, our discussion revolved around differences. I emphasized how everyone possesses them, and sometimes these distinctions pose challenges. Yet, hidden within every obstacle lies the potential to transform hardship into newfound abilities or a profound understanding that sets a person apart.

During these talks, I find myself passing on lessons, shaping young minds with wisdom that often echoes within me. While I usually trace my teachings to a specific source, this particular philosophy left me drawing a blank. It's a mindset that has molded me over the years both artistically and personally and continues to shape my perspective. The journey of self-improvement, it seems, is perpetual—even beyond our time in this existence.

Reflecting on this, I realize it traces back to my mother's teachings on self-esteem. Her insistence on embracing and being proud of who I am left an indelible mark. To me, it means not only loving the positives but also embracing my shortcomings. They, too, contribute to the mosaic of my imperfect self, and in the end, that uniqueness is a strength. Difference becomes a powerful force when learning to appreciate and celebrate the entirety of being.

-Sergio Santos