Monday, February 04, 2008

"In the valley of sorrow, spread your wings"

"All people are equal" is a necessary fiction but mathematically unlikely. The nature of our species is rooted in power struggles of ambitions, one upmanship, and self-preservation. Somehow all of this emphasis on uniqueness can make us think we're pretty special. If we can't distinguish ourselves in reality, in a moment, at least we can give ourselves a boost in our own minds. Douse our brains with a sparkling endorphin cocktail. How many so-called geniuses are rendered lost and dysfunctional because they can not find a context that supports their abilities? What a long fall when one's own self-imposed exceptionality encounters an unbending ordinariness that can not be mastered. But what magnificent a lift-off when we learn how to use our own gifts to defy the gravity of the mundane!


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