Interests since I was a child have been extraordinarily consistent;
a) leadership positions of near-equals (at 10, tutoring 8 year olds in math, at 12, helping with 5 year olds in sunday school, at 14 senior patrol leader in boy scouts where all the other scouts were 11/12 years old, plus various other church and school leadership roles.
Through the years, I do minor leadership roles still, running groups online and what not and I’ve been very consistent about my approach; the same today as I was at 10, same goals regardless of the materials, which is affording as much freedom in thinking as was appropriate for the situation in order for them to not need me eventually.
That is, I didn’t not want people to be dependent on me forever; just only as long as was necessary, and the necessity dictated the time limit.
b) Because of this early exposure to minor leadership positions, I treat EVERY encounter I have like this. It is less teaching and learning and more co-facilitating communication.
c) reality? I have duties to perform. Everything I do is in service to community.