On February 23rd in the teen’s class, we discussed attachment to the people around us that we spend the most time with. As an icebreaker, we started with the ‘human knot’. This is where we grab the hand of two other people and end up in a tangle. The goal is to untwist and end in a circle. However, this requires great skill and we could not accomplish the goal, but we learned that when you’re attached to someone, it can be difficult to pull yourself away.
Next, we discussed the influence of people upon us, whether that is a good or bad influence. The more time you spend with someone, the more they will influence you. If you like the company of this person, over time you will find yourself with new beliefs than you did before you met them.
Lastly, we ended with a story from Satya Sara Prabhu. It included a family who owned sheep, monkeys, and horses. The sheep caught on fire and spread it to the horses, but the monkeys had to pay the price. This shows that there are times when we get blamed for things that were not our fault causing us to have to suffer the consequences for someone else’s actions.