Acknowledging a weak student who has made an effort; even if he falls short of our standard criteria, will help him try that much harder the next time.
Giving and caring unconditionally on a personal level is a long journey and not easy. To change yourself you have to confront the very essence of your worldviews, thoughts and feelings. At a societal level it is an even more difficult, but the change still has to start within individuals.
Paul Mercer recently completed an epic bike ride from Lancashire to Central Asia and back. In Turkmenistan he was about to set off on a leg of his journey when a crowd of school children came to admire him and his bike. Engrossed in putting on his helmet he didn’t notice that the kids did a prayer for his safety.