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Quote… Food for Thought…

In Uncategorized on May 6, 2012 at 7:25 am

Syndrome: Oh, I’m real. Real enough to defeat you! And I did it without your precious gifts, your oh-so-special powers. I’ll give them heroics. I’ll give them the most spectacular heroics the world has ever seen! And when I’m old and I’ve had my fun, I’ll sell my inventions so that *everyone* can have powers. *Everyone* can be super! And when everyone’s super…  – no one will be. 

I was chatting to a friend yesterday about the fact that the talents and the abilities which we all have and believe to be our own are in fact a figment of our reality. This is due to the fact that nothing in life is really ours. Nothing in this life matters unless it is acknowledged by other people around us. The possessions, skills and talents that we have are only important when other people say that they are. 

If you are shy and wait for people to tell you that you are good at something, that reassurance either will never come or it will come far too late after you have had a spiralling decrease in your self confidence and the belief that you can’t do something. Or you can be at the other end of the spectrum where your ego and the belief that you can do anything completely dominates who you are making you over confident and believing that you are indestructible. There are times when it is better to be shy and then other times when it is better to show confidence. However these skills which we either believe to have or are told that we have are becoming less and less important, this is due to the accessibility we have to everything. 

For example the increase in personal technology we now have the opportunity to take photographs at any moment in time, it is encouraging us all to become photographers. Each person can use their phones and then edit the instigram application which allows them to feel that they have a creative talent, now that creative talent which people believe they are ‘gifted with’ is something which is becoming less important. this is because when everyone can do something and they know that they are good at it the need for photographers declines. the job title of photographers is slowly going to disappear as the superior talents which they only really made use of are now displayed to everyone. This encourages everyone to use them, therefore making everyone a photographer. That way no one will be classed as a photographer.

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  1. Some people think certain talents like mechanical ability, athleticism… are a form of energy that run through us. We channel that energy into the world. So yes, that ability doesn’t belong to us, we’re just channels for it.

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