Characters in a story have a deep and dark place in their story arcs. We have them in our lives as well. Do you know yours, or better - the solution?
Ideas don't drop out of the sky fully developed. A process of ten hundred beginnings is what develops ideas. Take the snippet you have and run with it.
Contrast is taking two complete opposites and putting them together to accentuate the differences. The complementing is good in life, and in writing.
The world is full of crazies, foreigners, and people with different challenges. Most of them are still good people. Diversity is what makes them incredible.
Reaching a quarter of a century is an experience. I now see how life is a process of flipping quarters, but I get to influence the side it lands on.