By John Morrison on Sep 03, 2007
Giving it some thought made me realize the paradoxically true nature of the title of this post ... while on the one hand we are each one of us "unique", on the other hand everyone around is also "unique" ... it no longer seems to be such an exclusive club after all !
So, whats the big deal about being unique, would'nt it be easier to simply imitate someone else ... a role model perhaps ? Ralph Waldo Emerson has a few interesting words to say about this ..."Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession... Do that which is assigned to you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much."
If you still doubt your uniquely "unique" status and if the "unique" you can really hope to achieve anything or make a difference, then you need to hear what Edward Hale's said ..."I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do."
Until the next post, mull upon this ... "Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is... impossible."