I loved learning, but my teachers in school were often more into enforcement than enrollment. They’d rather make rules than entice students into the lessons. My fellow students fell asleep, quit school, or just tried to get okay grades. I was a class clown because I wanted kids to wake up. I would comment on what was going on to try to make learning more fun for others. Got punished often for this.
I think Ken Honda said that your super power is what got you in trouble as a kid. I’ve found that that’s probably true for me in this. I love stirring people so they open their eyes and pay attention to the beauty of the moment and of those around them. When I do juggling shows, I’m not happy with just applause or laughter. I want to hold them in the palm of my hand and get them in a state of awe. When I emcee a corporate event or some big festival, I want to change the context of each thing I introduce and show people how awesome it is to be here now!