By Kristin Ahmed
Sometimes you hear things that you know are true. Sometimes you hear things that you know are important. I had that experience this week. I listened to a man named Christian Moore for two hours. He spoke fast and unpredictably, but with a generous helping of humor and charm. It was incredible.
The subject of his speech was resilience. Christian defines resilience as “the ability to bounce back when you have every reason to shut down-but you fight on!” He should know. He described his life as a severely learning disabled child growing up in a community with high levels of poverty and crime. He described the odds of someone from his background ever earning a college degree or obtaining any level of traditional success. The odds are not good. Yet Christian is a nationally recognized speaker, leader, and licensed social worker. He is resilient.