You’re Not Special

You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all part of the same compost pile.
–Tyler Durden

Credit: charlesimages

Accept it and get over it. You are not that special. You’re not a unique little snowflake.

I know what you were told growing up. I was told the same thing. You’re special. You’re unique. You’re an individual. And you can be anything you want.

But it didn’t turn out that way, did it?

You never thought that this is what you’d grow up to be. You never thought that this is what it come to: sitting here, reading this blog.

Your story turned out to be not that special, after all. It turned out to be just another story.

But it’s okay. Don’t sweat it. It’s not as bad as you think.

You see, because you’re not special, because you’re a unique little snowflake, because you’re your story is just another story, it means that other can related to it. It’s accessible, and that means you can connect with that many more people.

So, now go forth and resonate. Make your mark on the minds of others. Make your mark on the world.

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3 Responses to “You’re Not Special”

  1. Dave Sohnchen November 15, 2010 at 11:15 am #

    Brilliant. As sit here re-reading your post, I find myself feeling all of those things. I never thought I’d be working part time and just starting university with a wife and two kids at home. I never thought I still wouldn’t know what to do at 28. But you’re exactly right, there are others in the similar situations that can relate to where I am. The key is finding those people and connecting with them, because although the situations may not be unique, the way each of us process and see them is. We need these unique perspectives so we can continue to grow and learn in the process.

    Thanks.

  2. Nick Stamoulis November 19, 2010 at 8:18 am #

    That is exactly what makes us interesting to others, why people follow our blogs and take our ideas and use them, because we can connect with others who identify with us.

  3. Jihane E. December 31, 2010 at 3:31 am #

    Like a roller coaster.
    Perpetual learning.
    Thanks Chris,
    J

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