The reading in our assemblies this week addressed the courage involved in making a good choice as opposed to a pleasurable choice. Sometimes the choice may indeed be both pleasurable and good. However, in many cases the fun or easy path may not be the best road to travel, it may lead to short-term gain rather than long term advantage. More importantly, the pleasant choice is often centred on the self rather than for the benefit of all.

The students had some wonderful examples of this in practice, including that of their parents, who more often than not, make choices and decisions not just for their own benefit but for the good of the family.

Julian Wilcock