by Rod Smith

There are paradoxes I believe we must embrace to be reasonable humans and somewhat successful at our relationships and careers.

Here is one that is very close to my heart and experience.   

I am going to use “you” for ease. I am fully aware the content also applies to me. 

You are unique in all the world, a veritable treasure. You are special. You really are one of a kind. There is no one in the world quite like you.  

Enjoy it. Allow yourself to bring your tailored, unusual gifts to the world.

You are not that different from other people or special. 

Get involved in the joy and the grind of daily life in the same manner required of all of us, rich, poor, educated, uneducated. Do your share. You are not “above” anything required of all humans so clean your own shoes, take out your own trash, do your own laundry. I don’t care who you are, where you live, how rich or privileged you are. 

Doing these things is good for you and those who love you.  

Allow these truths to penetrate your awareness and change your behavior. 

Don’t do it for effect or to make a point or for recognition – but simply because embodying both makes us better people.

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