It takes a lot to be unique, exceptional, independent, self reliant and a genius. These qualities could sometimes lead to pride and loneliness on your part or envy and jealousy on the part of those around. If not properly carried, they could sap the juices out of life.
Hope I can throw sufficient light to this my concept?
Well, let me start and watch how it goes.
“It takes great skill and talent to conceal great skill and talent.”
Being exceptional distinguishes! Distinction attracts attention and attention in turn comes with lots and lots of side attractions that most times turn to be either distractions or outright opposition.
Funny, but sometimes people sieze to appear acceptable once there is a glarring disparity between them and others.
Note: Never become ordinary or common to become acceptable but be smart enough not to make people feel like trash around you.
The moment the signal that you are too good for those around you is sensed, a reaction that may be unfavourable is triggered and it sure spreads like a plague.
There are geniuses and there are exceptional geniuses. The difference is simple; some are just high up while some can come to the level of others.
“Appear dumber than your mark”. I came across this as one of the Laws in the book “48 Laws of Power” and it sounded a lot like pretence but there probably is a good side of it.
What matters in life most times is the results you produce and not necessarily your appearance.
“It is good to appear good but it is better to be good” -Teecee.
Try not to mistake one for the other. People love those that can offer them help and not leave them feeling inferior. That’s the point. You may truly be exceptional but you shouldn’t let it ruin your vital relationships.
Do you sometimes feel that you are too good for those around you?
Do you also wonder why they neither appreciate nor respect your uniqueness?
Possibly they consider you a lunatic, not because they don’t understand the mysteries and theories that you propound but because you can’t come low enough to see reason with the little ones that they are able to come up with.
Neither treat people nor their ideas as trash, no matter how irrelevant or out of point it may be. Always understand that without expression there would be neither evaluation nor improvement.
You truly may be unique but alone, you are most likely going to wither.
Surround yourself with those that can keep you in the right spirits.
Be of help to them and appreciate their help in return. If you can cope with both their pride and ignorance, only with time, you will in turn have a community of cheerful, stable, productive and relevant people.
You don’t need to smear your uniqueness or get it adultrated but you don’t need to think others are worthless either. Life always keeps us on an edge, it’s our duty to find the balance.
Pulling too hard on some strings would simply break them and a weak pull at them would not give the effect.
People are different from each other, just as we are different from everybody else but when we severe ourselves from the very people that make us standout, what we make of ourselves is a stranded genius.
Smiles! Are you considering my tenses and the structuring of my phrases?
Another smile! Try not to miss the point; it’s not about my use of English this time.
Don’t make yourself a stranded genius!