Life Never Stops Teaching: Kate Ferris

Ireland - Dublin

The picture attached is a photo of my wife and I having just voted for a yes in the Irish marriage equality referendum, 2015. 

This time in history was not just a moment for Ireland to present itself on the global stage as a compassionate and progressive country; it was a moment which signified the release from a theocratic vice grip which had been choking the country for decades.

  1. Which living person do you most admire?

My father. A generous, funny, curious man who cares deeply for the people in his life. He lives his faith in the purest form, and has no time for boring and insignificant things which distract so many of us. 

  1. What is your current state of mind?

Content. Hopeful and excited for the future

  1. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

‘No worries’ or ‘Nice one!’

  1. When and where were you happiest? 

Impossible to choose one moment in time. I’m happy every day, but most happy when drinking tea in front of the fire with my wife.

  1. Where would you most like to live? 

Dublin, the best little city in the world. Ireland is beautiful because the people are beautiful.

  1. What do you most value in your friends? 

Honesty, humour, compassion, forgiveness, wonder, integrity, curiosity

  1. What is your most treasured possession? 

My healthy state of mind. 

  1. Who are your heroes in real life? 

Any human who sees the world and the people in it as one big community with shared goals, dreams and fears; people who strive to make the world a better place whether it be on a local or global scale, who commit their lives to the betterment of others and not just themselves.

  1. What is your most marked characteristic? 

My easy going and calm nature

  1. What is your motto? 

Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.

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