'It is diverse brains and the consequent breadth of talents and abilities that are pivotal to our future'
In my early teens, I began shakily but determinedly seeking to understand the behaviours of my family, my school, the workforce. The question ‘Why?’ became the basis of all my thinking, remaining so ever since. In particular, ‘Why did you choose the job/career direction that you took? Peer pressure, parental insistence, careers officer’s persuasion, the job situation in your area, the need to work for financial reasons, your own ambitions?’ I questioned those of middle years and older