“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Anonymous
I like this quote, because it assumes that when we find our strengths and talents, we may thrive. Yet it does tend to forget that the ‘genius’ needs to be developed before that through hard work, so that aspect I do tend to dislike.
For our self-worth it has momentous impact to discover what we enjoy doing and has benefit for other people. This is what I would wish for everyone, to have chance at doing and discovering their strengths and talents.
I have experienced the discovery as a long process of trial and error, so I see it that way for others as well.
I’ve had trouble fitting in and finding the people and contexts that I may thrive in. Yet in comparison to my beliefs 15 years ago, now I do believe that there are such contexts for everyone, the potential to thrive and flourish.
The culture and people that surround us may not be the one, yet such places do exist and such should be pursued.
“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?” ― Ian Wallace
Not everybody has the potential of the star, yet they may have the potential of the space.