Well, hello there.
Have you ever felt like you are special? That you have some hidden gift or talent waiting to burst forth from you just at the right time? A unique quality so unique to you that your friends and admirers ooh and ahh when you show it off? Yeah, well at the sake of sounding completely self-involved I have to admit I have always felt that way, but most of the time I have suppressed it and written it off. After all, who am I to think I’m somebody?
Then, recently, I got to thinking (an activity in which I participate more often than not, a common side effect of having been a philosophy major I suppose) – what if, deep down, everyone feels the way I do? We love stories about heroes, masters-of-their-crafts, and underdogs..what if we all just want to be seen as the impressive entities that we really are? I am blessed with many close friends, people who love me and trust me enough to talk about themselves openly, and what I have learned is that we all seem to have a secret yearning to show off our hidden talents. The wonderful thing about us (i.e. the human species) is that we are so innately creative that each of us has something truly unique to share with the world. I believe that it is time for more of us to stand up and shout, “Dammit, I am special and I have something truly magnificent to offer the world!”.
As I traverse the wonderfully winding path of life I shall always keep in mind the words of one of my favorite philosophers, Socrates, when he said , “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Having spent my college years studying both philosophy and psychology, I am dedicated to learning about myself and sharing what I learn with others in the hopes that I can inspire them to discover and share their gifts, talents, hopes and dreams. We deserve a better life. Brothers and sisters, let’s create and grow together!
Vision Tree by Alex Grey