Have people repeatedly accused you of not living up to your potential? Were you called an underachiever when your grades in school were not A’s? Are people shocked and disappointed that you didn’t become a Nobel prize winning neurosurgeon? 359 more words
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Something about Greek makes me feel as though I am again a seven-year-old wad of neuroses, hemmed in by innumerable fears and crippled internally by my own shameful self-awareness. 370 more words
We are all exhorted to strive for excellence these days, but as you’ve probably noticed, not a lot of people are getting there.
The problem with the inspirational guru-speak and universal calls to action with which we are bombarded each day is that, though some might be given a nudge towards excellence (whatever that is), most of us are stuck with who we are. 75 more words