Each of us engage with currents:
Things like our circumstances, families, peer groups, local culture.
These things pull us in different directions and often direct the course of our lives.
But we also have rudders, and we have oars.
We have the tools to choose our own way. We can cross the current, or even travel against it.
Moving with the current is easiest. But there is no guarantee we’ll get where we want to go.
On the other hand, if you want to travel up a river, it makes sense to begin by moving to where the currents are slower.
Use your rudder to separate yourself from the strong currents moving against you.
Then use your oars to row.