Am I special? That is a question many people ask themselves everyday.
Dictionary definition. Spec-ial (adjective) – 1. of a distinct or particular kind or character.
So, yes by definition you are special. But a dictionary definition doesn’t define you, or make you special.
Your choices are what make you special. Because choices lead to experiences. To creating moments that are sometimes better in your head and sometimes better in reality. Your choices do define you because they are the only thing people see and can relate to.
So yes you are special because you can make your own choices. Now close your eyes for a second and say “I’m special” in your head. Go on. …
…. Say it LOUDER. … “I’M SPECIAL!!”
Made you smile. Now, go about your day with that in mind. You’ve just created an “I’m special” neural pathway.
Charles Donoghue says to think of a neural pathway as a bunch of grapes. Thinking “I’m special” adds another grape. Me saying your special adds another grape. Keep growing the “I’m special” bunch by saying it yourself and you will never be the same again.
Have a great week.
P.S. MM Reader ChrisM sent me this reply from a High School Teachers Commencement Speech – You’re not special. Nice wrap up about it by the Young Turks to.