Grandpa doesn't feel comfortable leaving the place he's grown up in and has to be almost unconscious to go. One of the reasons for Grandma and Grandpa's deaths could have been from the new environment and not being able to adapt to it (Steinbeck 111, 146).
Think about it. What if every teacher, principal, and government official saw kids this way instead of making them reach standards that some were never created to hit??? FOCUS ON THE GOD-GIVEN STRENGTHS!
I love this quote! It will help remind me, as a teacher, to rejoice in the successes of each student, and that we all have our talents.