Annie and I have been fortunate enough to meet Nicky briefly on a few occasions when we've visited HTB. If you get the chance to listen to Nicky - regardless of your religious beliefs - I am sure you will find him a brilliant and inspiring speaker.
‘The Good Childhood Inquiry’ was published last month by an independent panel commissioned by the Children's Society. The extract below says it all about values and maybe tells us a lot about why we have ended up with the greed that has contributed to the world financial crisis we now face.
“The aggressive pursuit of personal success by adults is now the greatest threat to British children. According to the panel, "excessive individualism" is to blame for many of the problems children face and needs to be replaced by a value system where people seek satisfaction more from helping others rather than pursuing private advantage.”
I agree 100% with that conclusion.
My question; what values are we – as role models - teaching our kids?