If you told someone they were one in a million, you'd be saying there were 1,800 of them in China.
It always confused me why grade school teachers, self-help books and camp counselors are so preoccupied with everyone being 100% equal at everything.
You're all special.
You're all intelligent.
You're all artistic.
You're all 100% wonderful.
You all look so fabulous in yellow.
Seems to me that if everyone is 100% fantastic, then everyone is also 100% mediocre. When great is the norm, then doesn't that make "great" the same as "average"?
If everyone looks equally fabulous in yellow, then couldn't that also mean that everyone looks equally abysmal?
This, I believe, is the paradox of our self-esteem-centered culture.
Can't I just be happy being me? Do I really have to be as interesting, and therefore as boring as the next guy?