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"The Boy Who Isn’t Really All That Special"
Danny walks down the hallway, into the living roomEveryone is fast asleep, but Danny is filled with doom and gloomHe may not ever realize, but his subconscious already knowsThat’s he’s just really not that special, and it obviously shows.
Even though he’s only seven, it’s still abundantly clearThat he ain’t curing any disease, or winning Boy of the Year.No society changing inventions will come from his average mind,And his thoughts and/or opinions will never alter the course of humankind.
He doesn’t know that yet, and he’ll always be told a lieThat he’s a unique snowflake, and a special lil’ guy.He’ll belabour under this myth for a lifetime’s worth of years,Living an average life filled with average happiness and tears.
But does it really matter if Danny isn’t the special-est guy on Earth?And the world won’t feel any impact from his death or birth?Because if EVERYONE is special, then no one really isEach person has their role to play, and being Un-Special is his.
Originally Posted 2/16/2013
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thedailydoodles:

"The Boy Who Isn’t Really All That Special"

Danny walks down the hallway, into the living room
Everyone is fast asleep, but Danny is filled with doom and gloom
He may not ever realize, but his subconscious already knows
That’s he’s just really not that special, and it obviously shows.

Even though he’s only seven, it’s still abundantly clear
That he ain’t curing any disease, or winning Boy of the Year.
No society changing inventions will come from his average mind,
And his thoughts and/or opinions will never alter the course of humankind.

He doesn’t know that yet, and he’ll always be told a lie
That he’s a unique snowflake, and a special lil’ guy.
He’ll belabour under this myth for a lifetime’s worth of years,
Living an average life filled with average happiness and tears.

But does it really matter if Danny isn’t the special-est guy on Earth?
And the world won’t feel any impact from his death or birth?
Because if EVERYONE is special, then no one really is
Each person has their role to play, and being Un-Special is his.

Originally Posted 2/16/2013

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  SOCIETY6

@3 weeks ago with 2503 notes
The 7 Lessons
Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.
Do nothing out of guilt, or for prestige, status, money or approval alone.
Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words.
Build pockets of stillness into your life.
Maya Angelou famously said, ‘When people tell you who they are, believe them’. But even more importantly, when people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them.
Presence is far more intricate and rewarding an art than productivity. As Annie Dillard memorably put it, “how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
Debbie Millman captures our modern predicament beautifully: “Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time.”

The 7 Lessons

  1. Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.
  2. Do nothing out of guilt, or for prestige, status, money or approval alone.
  3. Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words.
  4. Build pockets of stillness into your life.
  5. Maya Angelou famously said, ‘When people tell you who they are, believe them’. But even more importantly, when people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them.
  6. Presence is far more intricate and rewarding an art than productivity. As Annie Dillard memorably put it, “how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
  7. Debbie Millman captures our modern predicament beautifully: “Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time.”
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"To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek Him the greatest adventure; to find Him, the greatest human achievement."

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