“Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I’ve ever known.” – Chuck Palahniuk
The thing is, my everybody I’ve ever known is unlike everyone else’s everybody they’ve ever known, so I’m quite the unique snowflake.
Nice post Raam. I think we grow through adolescence trying to be some exact model of another “super” person, and as we grow into young adulthood we self-actualize and start to realize that NFL All-Pro or President isn’t going to happen but there’s some ultimate in the middle where we’re just us and by being us, we create a world that’s better, because that whole “like the other person” technique creates a world of criticism and contempt for whatever qualities makes you unlike the “ideal”, which is inevitably going to happen.
If we just exist instead of being less or greater than, cool shit happens.