Mencius likened ethical cultivation to the growth of a plant, with all people possessing inner sprouts of virtue within.
Chad Westra (’15) lives in Dearborn, Michigan where he writes grants for a Detroit-area Chinese-American nonprofit. He recently completed a masters in Chinese studies and has spent time abroad studying and working in Taiwan. He enjoys chess, racquetball, caring for the overgrowth of plants in his apartment, and is nurturing a budding interest in astronomy.
I won’t say we pulled half-burned logs out of firepits to salvage them for our own use, but I won’t deny it either.