In my previous career in charity I would be asked why I thought orphans were so important. I would intently respond, "They are our future." It's easy to forget that children our the world's upcoming leaders. Chris hasn't forgotten. It's a truth so present on his mind that he's careful about what he consumes. "You're the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with," Chris quoted during our meeting. He spoke about how even what he reads on Facebook News can indirectly affect his 3 children's life. Kids see and hear everything. They're constantly soaking in data about how the world works. That's why it is Chris's priority to show his children that all people are equal, rather than just say it. "I don't care where I sit at the lunch table," he told me as he reflected on high school. His life was changed on a mission trip he joined his senior year where he saw happy people with nothing in Haiti. What they had were rich relationships with one another. Chris thinks he's doing alright in showing his kids this lesson. He shared with me a story where his son was at a friend's birthday party. The children were hitting a piñata and when it exploded, the children naturally scrambled for the candy. All of the children got their share, except one. Chris's son noticed this and shared his candy with the young boy. The other young attendees saw this take place and shared their candy as well. It was one of Chris's proudest moments. In my opinion, it is a great example of the power of living a life of love.