Ever since I used to be a little bit child, I’ve wished to be particular. I’ve wished to show that I used to be totally different, to write down one thing value studying, to say one thing that folks suppose is value listening to. For so long as I can keep in mind, I’ve been trying to find some method to join with one thing bigger than myself and to show that I can create my very own method to stand out.
Our society appears to revolve round an obsession with uniqueness. We expect that people who find themselves extraordinarily profitable, whether or not they’re musicians or poets or enterprise moguls, have some particular “it” issue that the remainder of us simply don’t possess. I’ve admired so many of those individuals who appear to have all of it. I’ve envied their capability to attach on such a big scale, to make their voices heard, to face in entrance of a crowd and captivate each single particular person in it. I’ve at all times thought that they will need to have one thing that I don’t.
Objectively, a few of them do have qualities that I don’t. They’ve experiences, presents, and abilities that set them aside. They’ve lived by means of journeys that I can solely dream of. In comparison with all of that, what do I actually need to say that’s value listening to? Why would somebody like me be capable of do what they do?
I’ll admit, it’s straightforward to attribute different individuals’s successes to some magical high quality that the remainder of us merely lack. However in truth, I don’t suppose that folks attain a world-renowned stage of success as a result of they’re totally different from the remainder of us—they’re profitable as a result of they remind us of ourselves. They’ve skilled the identical worries, the identical heartbreaks, and the identical failures that we’ve all been by means of. The distinction is that they’re brave sufficient to share them.
We cry alongside to songs about heartbreak as a result of we’ve been heartbroken too. We learn books about grand adventures as a result of all of us wish to really feel like heroes. We watch films about superheroes as a result of most of them began out as regular individuals, similar to us. We wish to imagine that sooner or later, we could be particular too.
Am I actually that totally different from anybody else? Perhaps not. However does that imply I don’t have tales value sharing? Completely not. Perhaps that’s the great thing about it. I haven’t overcome something all that exceptional, I haven’t written the subsequent nice novel, I haven’t sang a chart-topping music that’s performed a lot that folks hum it of their sleep. Most of us haven’t.
However we’ve all felt misplaced, we’ve all handled grief that overwhelms us, we’ve all grasped to make that means out of our darkest moments. We’ve tried to make sense out of the inconceivable. We’ve put our shattered hearts again collectively after we satisfied ourselves that they might by no means heal.
What makes us particular isn’t that we’re a lot totally different from everybody else—it lies in the same experiences that underscore all of our lives.
So give it some thought. What items of your self are you prepared to open up with a purpose to join? What small motion can you’re taking at present that can make the world a little bit brighter for another person tomorrow? What a part of your journey will encourage another person to proceed on theirs? I hope you resolve that your story is value telling (it’s). I hope you resolve to attach. I hope you resolve to share what makes you particular, as a result of that’s what makes all of us particular.