Special?Posted: November 5, 2012
I figured I would start off by describing myself, but I’ve come to the realization that there’s nothing all that special to me. I mean, everyone has been told at one point that we’re all special. How special could I be, honestly? I’m one of approximately 7 billion (rounded i’m sure, but not willing to look up the actual number right now). Product of middle-class parents, from humble beginnings, etc. But what separates me from all the rest?
Am I really good at something?
Am I some sort of genius?
Am I rich?
Not even close.
Do I have some sort of mind-blowingly awesome idea up in this convoluted skull of mine?
…maybe one day.
It’s really humbling to keep up with everything that’s going on in the world. Scientific breakthroughs, medical breakthroughs, technological advances… they make me feel so small, and I have yet to contribute anything.
I’d like to think of myself as special, but I’d need to prove it to myself to believe it.