Our whole lives, we’re told we’re special. That we have something that nobody else has. That we’re the smartest kid in class. The handsomest boy in the school. We’re conditioned into thinking that the world is ours and that we deserve to succeed.
Listen up: You are not special. Despite what your parents and peers may have told you throughout your life, it’s statistically likely that you are not a child genius. You are not the next Mark Zuckerberg. You aren’t the best looking kid in school. You’re not incredible at what you do. Statistically speaking, you’re pretty normal.
It’s so easy in life to just go through the motions. To float through your day, completely tuned out from what’s going on around you.
Wake up. Drive. Work. Eat. Sleep.
I’ve often pondered how people can go through their lives by just going through the motions. I’m surrounded by people that do every day. How come everyone else seems to be just fine with the status quo, but I’m fighting internally about whether or not I want to live a life like this. How is that possible? Am I weird?
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