“The worst part about being poor is the shame,” Walls said.
Walls encouraged her audience to face their demons and turn them into strengths. If you can face the demons of your life and harness them, you can use them to your advantage, she said.
She also encouraged her audience to not fear failing. Fear of “falling” keeps some people from leading the lives of which they are capable, she said.
“There’s no shame in falling,” Walls said. “Pain is a very good teacher.”
Arthur Foulkes is a reporter for The Tribune-Star in Terre Haute, Ind. Contact him at email@example.com.