1992 Everyone Is Special.


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Once everyone is special no one will be.
Most people will come to a point in their lives when they realize they aren’t exceptional. Sure, maybe in that feels before reals kind of way that self help books tell you about, but not in a way more meaningful than some sort of cultural abstraction. Most humans are doomed, statistically, to averageness. The problem then becomes the internal struggle to accept that. I was very much ready to be nothing forever when I started working in retail. Honestly I was only alive because people forced me to be at that point. Eventually I settled in to misery until I could function without suffocating in it. The way you build up a tolerance to a poison. The small daily dose wasn’t noticeable anymore.