Though in there own right my parents had a great influence on me. The person I've become as an adult is not just solely due to them. As I can
say I've had the luck and i actually really mean luck to often been able to learn from great people ranging from such wide backgrounds.
I've learned from street legends and vicious gangsters. Entrepreneurs and those who've had millions. Grand masters of the martial arts
but more importantly fathers and inspirational characters. Strong women with indomitable determination as they bring up their children
in the roughest settings.
What I've realised as I've got older is the experience i learned from these great people has been priceless. As their thoughts and ideologies
have helped to shape my own, but the most important thing they done was shown me there's a world outside what i use to think was the
world. There's a whole wide world outside of my borough of Waltham Forest that is full of potential and opportunities for great experiences
that will push the boundaries of the human learning experience.
The only reason i was allowed to realise this is that the community, people who are not related to me by blood, took a chance with
me. Took a chance and gave me the opportunity to learn from them and allowed me to grow into the person before you.
Believe me a community raises a child for better or for worse, whether we choose to except it or not. This is facts.
The other facts is theirs young folk out there who could learn greatly from your experiences.